It is extremely limiting to think of Albert Camus as an existentialist philosopher of the absurd. While Camus was never trained as a philosopher, Zaretsky demonstrates that many other themes marked Camus’s thought. Camus was a highly principled person, and a strong advocate for justice.
Does it preach? That’s the question sometimes asked of theology by people who believe it should be an ecclesial, rather than just an academic, discipline. Hauerwas, a layman, answers that question affirmatively in this collection of sermons, most of which were preached in Episcopal churches, including the one where he is a member.
The New Yorker recently published excerpts from Flannery O’Connor’s youthful prayer journal. This was a journal she kept, when, at 21 years of age, she was enrolled at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and had just published her first short story.