Faith: Stories

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C. Michael Curtis
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003 - 318 pagina's
Expanding the conversation begun in God: Stories, this important gathering of writers explores the diverse world of faith in all its guises: Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, Quaker, and Confucian beliefs, as well as Jewish and Christian ones. From James A. Michener to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, from Amy Tan to Hanif Kureishi, Faith: Stories investigates the boundaries of faith and ritual in everyday life. In one story, a one-eyed Chinese child learns that all heavens are not the same. In another, a wealthy moneylender finds a relic of the Prophet Muhammad and decides to keep it instead of returning it to its shrine. In a third, a father whose son begins to blindly preach the Koran becomes engaged in a fanaticism of his own.
With subtlety and surprise, wit and candor, these stories explore issues of faith such as sacrifice, superstition, myth, and disbelief. Together they form an illuminating prism of the religious experience in today's world.
 

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Saved
1
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
13
The Deacon
20
Young Goodman Brown
38
Gods Goodness
51
My Son the Fanatic
67
The Comedian
77
1661
90
The Third Generation
169
Cello
189
The Prophets Hair
207
Resurrection of a Life
220
A Night in the Poorhouse
230
The Mark of Vishnu
241
Fishers of Men
246
The Welcome Table
254

The Priest and His Love
99
At the Seminary
114
Sister Imelda
131
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
150
Full Day
159
I Am the Grass
259
Music on the Muscatatuck
277
Ringworm
290
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
313
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Over de auteur (2003)

C. Micheal Curtis, senior editor of The Atlantic Monthly, has edited three anthologies: American Stories: Fiction from The Atlantic Monthly, Contempory New England Short Stories, and Contemporary California Short Stories. He lives in Massachusetts.

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