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Jessica Hooten Wilson

Events

Flannery O’Connor Short Course

Short course on Flannery O’Connor with Chuck Colson Center (11/10) Listen to Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson's discussion of Flannery O’Connor on The Habit here. How Four Christians from History Confronted Cultural Chaos Speakers: Dr. Calvin Troup, Dr. Bill Brown, Derek McCoy, and Dr. Jessica Hooten…
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November 3, 2020
Articles & Essays

Awakening from Digital Slumbers

When I was rereading Homer’s The Odyssey, I noticed a curious fault in the hero—Odysseus falls asleep at the most inopportune times. At the start of his adventures, he dozes off when the ships are in sight of Ithaca, the pilgrim’s destination. Hoping that by overexerting…
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October 30, 2020
Events

Solzhenitsyn and American Culture Event

If you are struggling to find a middle road through this world of extreme right and left, the writings of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn remind us of the dangers of ideology of any camp and point us instead towards polyphony and beauty. Join this webinar book launch on Oct 29…
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October 27, 2020
Book Reviews

What Makes a Life

This is a story that begins with the end of the world. As a young man named Sam Waxworth arrives from “the provinces” to start his new up-and-coming job in New York City, he watches a long-bearded, seemingly fanatical Herman Nash proclaim that the world…
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August 16, 2020
Articles & Essays

O’Connor and Race

In 1974, ten years after Flannery O’Connor died, Alice Walker visited O’Connor’s farm in Georgia. It was located minutes from the sharecropper shack where Walker had once lived. ­Walker had read O’Connor voraciously but put her stories away when she discovered other writers, whom she…
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August 7, 2020