In the Light of Christ: Writings in the Western Tradition

Lucy Beckett (Author)


The good, the true and the beautiful--it is for these that our souls long. Though they reside in unity and perfection in God alone, the written word is one place we can discover glimmers of divine light.
The writings of great souls can turn our gaze toward God as he is revealed in Jesus Christ. Even authors who do not know Christ or who reject Christ can still point to him, for anyone who seeks the truth finds it; and any one who turns his back on the truth turns away from a someone whose presence can often be more keenly felt in his absence.
In this volume, Lucy Beckett illuminates some of the finest writings in the Western tradition and trains our eye to discover in them the Christian vision of God. She masterfully guides us through Sophocles, Plato, Augustine, Dante, Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky and many others, deftly demonstrating each author's worth as a bearer of truth.

Product Details

Ignatius Press
Publish Date
November 01, 2006
5.74 X 8.42 X 1.67 inches | 1.98 pounds

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About the Author

LUCY BECKETT is a novelist, historian and literary critic. She grew up in Yorkshire, was educated at Cambridge University, and, with her husband, the musicologist John Warrack, has lived back in Yorkshire for nearly fifty years. She taught for many years at Ampleforth College, and has written a number of books of different kinds. She has four children and ten grandchildren.