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By David Leigh

Circuitous trips: sleek religious Autobiography presents a detailed analyzing and research of ten significant lifestyles tales by means of twentieth-century leaders and thinkers from a number of non secular and cultural traditions: Mohandas Gandhi, Black Elk, Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, C. S. Lewis, Malcolm X, Paul Cowan, Rigoberta Menchu, Dan Wakefield, and Nelson Mandela.

The booklet makes use of techniques from literary feedback, developmental psychology (influenced through Erik Erikson, James Fowler, and Carol Gilligan), and spirituality (influenced through John S. Donne, Emile Griffin, Walter Conn, and Bernard Lonergan).

Each textual content is learn within the mild of the autobiographical culture all started by way of St. Augustine’s Confessions, yet with a spotlight on distinctively smooth and post-modern variations of the self-writing style. The twentieth-century context of spiritual alienation, social autonomy, identification crises and politics, and the quest for social justice is tested in each one text.

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