The Wounded Angel Paperback

Fiction and the Religious Imagination

by Paul Lakeland;

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The Wounded Angel

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Dialogue between people of faith and the secular world has been promoted in the Catholic Church at least since the Second Vatican Council. But what if, instead of conversing about issues of common concern, we were to explore the role of the imagination in the face of mystery, whether it be the mystery of God, whose full reality lies beyond our earthly horizons, or the deepest mysteries of life hinted at in the work of serious fiction? Paul Lakeland s book attends to a series of novels, proposing serious fiction as an antidote to the failure of the religious imagination today, and asking if fiction might not lead the secular mind at least to the threshold of mystery. He demonstrates that the wounded angel of our imagination and the dogged helpfulness of the two earthly boys conspire in the creation of a mysterious beauty.


The Wounded Angel by Paul Lakeland was published by Liturgical Press in March 2017. The ISBN for The Wounded Angel is 9780814646229.

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Details for The Wounded Angel

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherLiturgical Press (March 2017)
Number of Pages208
Thickness13 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4492941
Page last updated 16th July 2018
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