2013 - Classics, VOLUME 6

Carol Howard Merritt – Writers on the Classics #7

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Walter Rauschenbusch’s work as a pastor in Hell’s Kitchen in New York City gave him the passion to imagine and work for a world as it ought to be. His vision of the Kingdom of God inspires me daily.

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This masterpiece originated from a competition among writers to see who could write the best horror story. Mary Shelley presented this work that always keeps me pondering what it means to be human in light of new technologies.

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I read Jayne Eyre in high school, and I will always be thankful for how formative it was for me. Though I was growing up in a repressive religious tradition, this book taught me how to question religious, gender and class norms.

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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com

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