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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Suggest any fiction writers with a Roman Catholic point of view?

I think of writers as the closest thing we have to prophets today, good writers any way. Suggest some who writer from a Catholic point of view?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Try:

    Jules Verne

    J.R.R. Tolkien

    G.K. Chesterton

    Andrew Greeley

    Walter M. Miller, Jr.

    Gene Wolfe

    Stanislaw Lem

    Karel Capek

    Anne Rice

    Fred Saberhagen

    Anthony Burgess

    Robert Hugh Benson

    Stephen Baxter

    John Heidenry

    andrew j. offutt

    James B. Hemesath

    Joan Bernott

    David Kerr

    Anthony Boucher

    John Briggs

    Jo Clayton

    Dale Estey

    Dan Gallagher

    Hank Graham

    James Patrick Kelly

    Russell Kirk

    R.A. Lafferty

    Murray Leinster

    Loren MacGregor

    Louise Marley

    Sandra Meisel

    John Ostrander

    Walker Percy

    Jerry Pournelle

    Tim Powers

    Mark Rogers

    Clifford D. Simak

    Christopher Stasheff

    James Stevens-Arce

    W. R. Thompson

    Michael H. Payne

    James White

    Robert Anton Wilson

    Patricia C. Wrede

    Roberto Rivera

    Michael D. O'Brien

    Joseph Esper

    Bud McFarlane, Jr

    Phillip Ellis Jackson

    http://www.adherents.com/lit/sf_other.html

    With love in Christ.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Graham Greene

    Charles Ryder

    Barrett, William E

    Benson, Robert Hugh

    Gross, Mark S.

    Albarran, A. De Castro.

  • Acorn
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Flannery O'Connor.

    Not only is she is the ultimate prophet of God in modern times, but she wrote some of the funniest stuff in 20th century English literature. If you read her writing, be prepare to laugh out loud literally. :)

    Here 2 novels were _Wise Blood_ and _The Violent Bear It Away_, and her collection of short stories were _A Good Man Is Hard To Find _ and _Everything That Rises Must Converge_.

  • Not at the moment, but I'm finishing up "Christ the Lord" by Anne Rice. It's from the 7-yr-old Jesus' point of view, on their way out of Egypt after the Herod dies. Very interesting, especially since Anne Rice is a recovering atheist and found faith in God. It's very poetic and interesting.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Susan Howatch novels - the Starbridge series on 20th c. Christianity (including Catholic influences on Church of England) is very insightful, character driven and engrossing. There are eight books starting with "Glittering Images."

  • 1 decade ago

    Andrew M. Greeley obviously.

    William Peter Blatty.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Graham Greene. If you haven't read 'The Power and the Glory', get thee to a library! Here are more:

    http://www.amazon.com/Great-Catholic-Fiction/lm/R5...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Flannery O'Connor

    Andrew Greely

    JRR Tolkien

    are my favorites.

  • 1 decade ago

    *Is Catholic*

    Tolkien

    G.K. Chesterton

    Canticle for Leibowitz but not its sequal is a very good Catholic Book.

    Mr. Blue is very good early 20th century americana.

    Silence by Endo is very good historical fiction.

    Here is some lists

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Catholic_auth...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Chooserr/Catholi...

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