The Beginning of Vision: Catholic Writing in a Critical Age

April 8, 2008
4:00 a.m. EDT
Location: Healy Hall Riggs Library Map

In this lecture Paul Elie uses Flannery O'Connor's final lecture, delivered at Georgetown in honor of the university's one hundred seventy-fifth anniversary, as a touchstone for a discussion of contemporary Catholic literary culture. His lecture was later reprinted as an essay in Commonweal, "What Flannery Knew: Catholic Writing for a Critical Age."

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What Flannery Knew: Catholic Writing for a Critical Age

Paul Elie uses Flannery O'Connor's final lecture as a touchstone for a discussion of contemporary Catholic literary culture centered on the notion of "the Christian in spite of himself" in this Commonweal article, a reprinted version of an April 2008 lecture Elie delivered at Georgetown.