Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Catholic v Protestant Fiction
Take a look at Londoner Steve Hayhow's post, "Protestant Fiction?" He quotes at length from Peter Leithart, who "locates the problem in the triumph of Zwingli's abandonment of the union of symbol and reality through his sacramental theology: memorialism."
This reminds me of something I just read about one of my favorite Flannery O'Connor stories: "In...'Parker's Back,' Miss O'Connor seems to have succeeded where the great Flaubert failed: in the dramatization of that particular heresy which denies Our Lord corporeal substance. We do not naturally like anything that is unfamiliar." (Caroline Gordon, quoted by Robert Giroux in his introduction to Flannery O'Connor, The Complete Stories [Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1971], p. xv.)
Update (10/3/2007): Here's another article very similar to Leithart's.
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