Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Joseph Pearce

This week on EWTN's Journey Home program because their scheduled guest could not make it they had Joseph Pierce on again. Joseph Pearce is a British convert from agnosticism and a whose former life lead him to prison. He is now a highly respected literary biographer and has written multiple biographies on people like G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis. J.R.R. Tolkien, Oscar Wilde, etc and whose own conversion was sparked of by G.K. Chesterton.

The discussion on this weeks show was more about literature than conversion and it was quite interesting with the discussion on how you read a book and to not read into a book. He has an upcoming book to be released in April of this year called The Quest for Shakespeare which is another biography and he concludes that Shakespeare was a believing Catholic living in very anti-Catholic times. In recent years there have been several books making the case so I look forward to see what evidence he sees of this.

You can listen to an mp3 of the episode here.

I have heard Mr. Pearce speak several times and he is always interesting, unfortunately I have never read any of his books and must correct the ommision.

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