Runagates in Scarceness

A Holy Mystery

By O.C. Edwards, Jr.

Runagates in Scarceness

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  • ISBN: 9781625643599
  • Pages: 138
  • Publication Date: 11/20/2013
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Runagates in Scarceness

A Holy Mystery

By O.C. Edwards, Jr.

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  • ISBN: 9781625643599
  • Pages: 138
  • Publication Date: 11/20/2013
  • Retail Price: $19.00
Web Price: $15.20
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781625643599
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 11/20/2013
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Web Price: $15.20
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About-

Runagates in Scarceness tells of a murder that took place in a fictitious Episcopal seminary in Indiana during the Vietnam War. The victim is a student there who represented the flower-child movement of the time, and the chief suspect is a fellow student who won the Medal of Honor in the war before coming to the seminary. The wife of the suspect, who had been in the Miss America Pageant, had accepted the victim as a spiritual director, and he had intended to encourage her to take LSD as a means of inducing mystical experiences. The professor of church history solves the crime by his use of what he considers correct principles of historiography.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Only a superb historian who grasps the importance of evidence could have written this delightful mystery, and only an accomplished priest and academic insider could have inhabited the mind and instincts of the protagonist of Runagates in Scarceness. Fortunately . . . in the author O.C. Edwards, we have all three. Sharp and crisp in every detail, Edwards's first novel is a delightful tale of intrigue. Read and enjoy!"

--Richard Lischer, James T. and Alice Mead Cleland Professor of Preaching, The Divinity School, Duke University

"Priest, southern storyteller, dean of a seminary, scholar, and professor of preaching, O.C. Edwards writes about what he knows. Here is a mystery murder that unfolds in lively detail the play of religion, romance, and the complex motives of the human heart." --Timothy F. Sedgwick, Professor of Ethics, Virginia Theological Seminary"

"I love this little novel! O.C. Edwards has not only written a compelling who-done-it, he has given us a vivid picture of church life in an era when piety, propriety, and intellectual accomplishment were prized. I hope this is not the last we hear of Canon Bothwell, amateur detective."
--Michael Kinnamon, former General Secretary of the National Council of Churches

Contributors-

O.C. Edwards, Jr.

Bio(s)-

O. C. Edwards is a retired Episcopal priest who taught at Nashotah House and Seabury-Western seminaries. The author of a number of books on the Bible, church history, and preaching, he has been given several prestigious prizes, including a Special Award (Raven) from the Mystery Writers of America.

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