The Greater Glory Hardback

Thirty-seven Years with the Jesuits

by Stephen Casey;

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The Greater Glory

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Stephen Casey was twenty-one when he entered the Jesuit Order in Canada in 1947. The striving for Christian perfection eventually led him to depression and a complete breakdown - he almost lost his ability to speak. After thirty-seven years as a Jesuit he left the priesthood. The Greater Glory is a candid memoir about a way of life that, after fifteen hundred years, is disappearing. Casey offers a vivid and incisive portrayal of the seminary, especially the training for novices - the physical and spiritual discipline, the asceticism, the anxieties that surrounded the socialization of young seminarians, the struggles that their chosen careers held for them.Casey also describes growing up in Winnipeg during the Depression in a comfortable but strict Catholic household, offering an intriguing look at childhood during that period as well as revealing his painful experience with a pedophile priest. But it is his critique of life in the Jesuit Order that lies at the heart of the book.

The Greater Glory by Stephen Casey was published by McGill-Queen's University Press in March 2007. The ISBN for The Greater Glory is 9780773532434.

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Details for The Greater Glory

Page last updated 26th April 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherMcGill-Queen's University Press (March 2007)
Number of Pages256
Thickness23 mm
Height235 mm
Width181 mm
Product Code1194124
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