Large and Startling Figures: Flannery O’Connor’s Postmodern Apologetic

Dr. Bauerschmidt explores how, through her fiction, Flannery O’Conner presented her Catholic vision by means of grotesque and often shockingly violent tales in which the absolute demands of belief clash with postmodern indifference, attempting to open jaded modern readers to the possibility of transcendent truth.

About the Speaker

Dr. Frederick C. Bauerschmidt is Professor of Theology at Loyola University Maryland and a deacon of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. He has published book on the theology of Thomas Aquinas and the Christian mystical tradition, as well as numerous articles on Catholic life and thought.

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Posted on September 6, 2017