Priest, Prophet, Pilgrim
Types and Distortions of Spiritual Vocation in the Fiction of Wendell Berry and Cormac McCarthy
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Wendell Berry and Cormac McCarthy are two of our most important writers. In this fine book, Todd Edmondson shows the ways in which the work of both is shaped by a careful consideration of Christian spirituality. Edmondson's development of a creation-embracing theology of spirituality, along with his thoughtful analysis of these writers' work, make Priest, Prophet, Pilgrim a must-read for anyone interested in the intersection of theology and literature."
--Joel James Shuman, Professor of Theology, King's College
"With the heart of a priest, the ethical sensitivity of a prophet, and the imagination of a pilgrim, Todd Edmondson weaves a complex tapestry from the literary threads of Wendell Berry and Cormac McCarthy. This is a real-world look at spiritual vocation; prepare to experience the creative tension between stories of hope and stories of despair from these two literary giants."
--Michael Bowling, Senior Minister, Englewood Christian Church
"By bringing into sharp theological relief the characters drawn from two masterful but intriguingly different writers, Edmondson helps us better imagine how our embodied and seemingly mundane lives in communion with each other and creation might bear powerful witness to both the beauty and the sacredness of life in the flesh."
--Philip D. Kenneson, Professor of Theology and Philosophy, Milligan College