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Fight the Wave of Secularism with Faith, Art and Culture

Carmel Communications
Aug. 23, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 23, 2023 /Standard Newswire/ -- Taking time to think about serious matters of life isn't a priority in today's world for many but readers will certainly want to take the time to meditate upon those topics in the new book PONDERING THE PERMANENT THINGS: REFLECTIONS ON FAITH, ART, AND CULTURE (Ignatius Press), a compilation of essays by Thomas Howard, edited by Keith Call.

Thomas Howard was a highly regarded professor of English and literature for over 30 years. He is the popular author of numerous books including Dove Descending: T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets," Evangelical Is Not Enough, Chance Or The Dance, Lead Kindly Light, On Being Catholic and many other fine works. Keith Call is the Special Collections Assistant at Buswell Library Archives and Special Collections at Wheaton College.

According to the late Professor Thomas Howard, the poet and the prophet both speak a loud voice against the tide of secularism and eventual destruction. Yet how does this work? How does myth convey truth? How does architecture reflect eternal verities? How does the written word humanize and sanctify us? What treasure and stability does an ancient faith hold for the unsettled modern mind? PONDERING THE PERMANENT THINGS seeks to answer these questions through Howard's essays.

Howard spent his life answering these questions. Christians of all walks of life will appreciate his witty, devout, and cutting observations on faith, art, and the incarnation of Christ. In PONDERING THE PERMANENT THINGS, readers will also encounter beloved teachers, writers, and friends who influenced Howard's theological imagination, including C. S. Lewis and T. S. Eliot. Howard's correspondence and eventual meeting with C.S. Lewis and his take on Tolkien's LOTR trilogy will be of interest to anyone who has read the famous authors with gusto and interest.

"For those who never knew Howard, these essays will introduce you to one of the most sparkling, entertaining and whimsical thinkers to have blessed the Catholic Church from the estimable halls of Evangelical academia," said Father Dwight Longenecker, author of There and Back Again: A Somewhat Religious Odyssey.

For more information, to request a review copy, or to schedule an interview with Keith Call, who compiled the reflections featured in PONDERING THE PERMANENT THINGS, please contact Kevin Wandra (404-788-1276 or of Carmel Communications.

SOURCE Carmel Communications

CONTACT: Kevin Wandra, 404-788-1276,