Marilynn Robinson’s Calvinist apology in fiction and essay

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Péter Pásztor


While Calvinism has not fared particularly well in the mainstream Zeitgeist of late, Péter Pásztor’s paper reflects on how it has recently found a major apologist in the work of the novelist and essayist Marilynne Robinson. He makes the case that Robinson’s fiction and essays attempt no less than a re-furnishing of Protestantism, Calvinism in particular, with the intellectual poignancy it used to bear in Western thought and imagination.

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