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The Catholic Tradition Podcast: 113 – Can a Novelist “Create” a Saint?


Aug 26, 2021

In his new guide How one can Learn (and Write) Like a
, fiction author and editor Joshua Hren lays out an
method to Catholic literature that spans all the way in which from St.
John Henry Newman known as “a report of man in rebel” to the
different finish of the continuum, which is a illustration of the
Beatific Imaginative and prescient. Subjects mentioned embrace:

  • How vital is magnificence to fiction? Will magnificence save the
  • The significance of particularity; Carmelite vs. Ignatian views
    of creativeness
  • Newman and Augustine on the makes use of, limitations, and risks of
    indulging sentiments about fictional characters
  • Can the motion of grace be dramatized? Can the lifetime of holiness
    be fictionalized?
  • The depiction of repentance, conversion and the lasting results
    of sin in authors like Balzac and O’Connor

Joshua Hren is the founder and editor of Wiseblood Books as nicely
as, with James Matthew Wilson, founding father of a brand new artistic writing
MFA program on the College of St. Thomas in Houston, which is
additionally mentioned within the episode.

Watch dialogue on YouTube:


How one can Learn (and Write) Like a Catholic

MFA program

Wiseblood Books

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Earlier interview with Joshua Hren, “The Flannery-Haunted

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