The Problem of Naming God in Walker Percy's Novels

Date Tuesday, March 12, 2019
11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
FeaturingDr. Dan Ritchie, Professor of English and Alumna Kelsey Widman '16
Location University Library - View maps and directions
Instructions for Guests View maps and directions.
SponsorsFaculty Development and Friends of the Bethel University Library.

Event Description

"There are times when it is better not to name God."
So wrote Walker Percy (1916-90) in an essay on why he was a Catholic, published in the year
he died. Dr. Dan Ritchie and Kelsey Widman ('16) explore the problem of naming God in Percy's
writings, and his novels' response to this problem. They will be presenting their paper at the
international Conference on Christianity and Literature at Harvard Divinity School in late March.


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