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In The Tempest-Tossed Church award-winning writer Gerard Windsor explores what it is to be a Catholic. Interlaced with twelve moving cameos, he entertains and stimulates with anecdote, history, forays into art and literature, and the occasional bit of gossip. Starting with how you get religion in the first place, Windsor moves on to the Gospels and the personality of Jesus Christ, and the possibility of any relationship with him. He then grapples with the existence and nature of God, and winds down with the grubby present realities – the factions within current Catholicism, scandal, sexual abuse, argument and bigotry.
About the Author
Gerard Windsor studied Arts at the Australian National University and Sydney University, before briefly studying medicine. A former Jesuit, he is married and lives in Sydney. He has published ten books, including fiction, compilations of essays, and memoirs. He was awarded the 2005 Pascall Prize for Critical Writing, the same year he was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award for his novel I Have Kissed Your Lips (UQP 2004). His most recent book is All Day Long the Noise of Battle: An Australian Attack in Vietnam (Pier 9 2011).
ISBN: 9781742235318 ISBN-10: 174223531X Audience:
Number Of Pages: 256 Published: 1st April 2017 Publisher: NewSouth Publishing Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.5
Weight (kg): 0.3