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The Resource A view from the ridge : the testimony of a twentieth-century Christian, Morris West

A view from the ridge : the testimony of a twentieth-century Christian, Morris West

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A view from the ridge : the testimony of a twentieth-century Christian
Title
A view from the ridge
Title remainder
the testimony of a twentieth-century Christian
Statement of responsibility
Morris West
Title variation
Testimony of a 20th-century Christian
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In these pages, West reflects on the chronicle of his life and offers us a lyrical, intimate, and profoundly affirming account of the pilgrimage of a twentieth-century Catholic. From his youthful days as postulant in a strictly orthodox Australian religious community, to his painful decision to leave the order, to his experiences as a soldier in the South Pacific of World War II, to his tentative first attempts at the writing life, and finally to his accomplished later
  • years, West sketches a story that in its travails and joys reflects the evolution of both the Catholic faith in this century and the journey that every believer follows in his or her pilgrimage toward God. Whether watching his novels transformed into successful films in Hollywood or recording, in Rome, his firsthand observations of the struggles between Vatican orthodoxy and reformers in the 1960s, West recounts the lifelong evolution of his personal creed of belief. He
  • recalls the difficult collapse of his first marriage and the birth of a new and stronger one, the joys of fatherhood and grandfatherhood, and the colorful spectrum of friends - including European royalty, high clergy of the Vatican, and flamboyant Australian politicos - who have spiced his long life. He muses upon evil, redemption, and the evolution of the Church he loves
Summary
Relates the author's personal affirmation of his life of faith and an account of his life's pilgrimage as a Catholic in the twentieth century
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10168278
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 282/.092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
BX4705.W383
LC item number
A3 1996
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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the testimony of a twentieth-century Christian
Label
A view from the ridge : the testimony of a twentieth-century Christian, Morris West
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Publication
Control code
2484751
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
157 p.
Isbn
9780060690625
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
96028489
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm35084538
  • (OCoLC)35084538
Label
A view from the ridge : the testimony of a twentieth-century Christian, Morris West
Publication
Control code
2484751
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
157 p.
Isbn
9780060690625
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
96028489
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm35084538
  • (OCoLC)35084538

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