Автор: Rosemary Ellen Guiley (Editor)
Название: The Quotable Saint
Издательство: Facts on File
Год: November 2002
Размер: 940 kb
Количество страниц: 381
ISBN-10: 0816043752; 0816043760
Для сайта: eKnigi.org
Grade 9 Up-The scope is wide, the arrangement topical, and the material (mostly) fascinating. Separate sections address such concepts as "Atonement," "Charity," "Devotion," "Greed," "Marriage," "Imagination," "Living," and "Strength." While numerous subjects are covered, the book is less than exhaustive. Can there only be one worthwhile quote from a saint on the topics of "Kindness," "Ignorance," and "Doubt"?
In the preface, Guiley states that for the sake of variety she eschewed alphabetizing the selections by saint names within each category. Unfortunately, embracing variety over organization in a reference book does a disservice to researchers. Another aspect of the volume that may confuse some readers is that Guiley has chosen to include quotes by individuals who are not canonized or beatified, but recognized by acclaim, such as Julian of Norwich. Including these comments in a book called The Quotable Saint may call into question the seriousness of the approach. An appendix provides brief biographical profiles of the individuals noted, alphabetized by their first names. Thus, a student looking for a comment by Elizabeth Seton must look under "E." While sometimes confusing, this arrangement is consistent. Despite flaws, this book will allow readers, especially neophytes to the topic, to brush elbows with much grand and glorious wisdom.
-- Herman Sutter, Saint Agnes Academy, Houston, TX