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The Resource A box of crosses, C. Coolidge Wilson

A box of crosses, C. Coolidge Wilson

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A box of crosses
Title
A box of crosses
Statement of responsibility
C. Coolidge Wilson
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Reverend Stirling McCutcheon is a Scottish Presbyterian minister who has been called to serve as senior pastor at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in Albany, New York. As one who has placed in juxtaposition Dostoyevsky's notion that "there is nothing lovelier than the Savior" alongside Grünewald's grotesque portrayal of the Crucified Christ, McCutcheon defines his own identity as a devotee of fractured beauty, an identity that rivets him to the beauty of his parishioners fractured by misfortune and tragedy. A variety of crosses--icons that come to him in various ways--represents the suffering of his people, each cross possessing its unique story. In addition to dealing with the age-old question of a loving God that allows inexplicable suffering in his beautiful world, McCutcheon wrestles with the unnerving query of whether God is expendable. McCutcheon's predecessor apparently hanged himself in front of his congregation during a Good Friday dramatic presentation of Paul Claudel's Death of Judas. Was it an accident, or did his disillusionment cause him to identify too closely with Judas? In contrast to his predecessor, McCutcheon holds fast to his ordination vows as a shepherd of his flock, even at his own personal expense and that of his family"--Back cover
Cataloging source
YDX
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1937-
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Wilson, C. Coolidge
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Clergy
  • Presbyterian Church
Label
A box of crosses, C. Coolidge Wilson
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1022777429
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 315 pages
Isbn
9781532640933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
  • Bates: C. Coolidge Wilson, member of the Bates College Class of 1959
  • C. Coolidge Wilson, member of the Bates class of 1959
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1022777429
Label
A box of crosses, C. Coolidge Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1022777429
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 315 pages
Isbn
9781532640933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
  • Bates: C. Coolidge Wilson, member of the Bates College Class of 1959
  • C. Coolidge Wilson, member of the Bates class of 1959
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1022777429

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