Skip to comments.Spiritual Insights Into A Holy War (1942-1943)
Posted on 05/11/2014 5:17:31 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
Principalities and Powers: Spiritual Combat 1942-1943 (St. Augustines Press, 2013) is an unconventional approach to the Second World War by an exceptionally gifted and fascinating man, Rev. George William Rutler, for whom writing is one of several avocationsor, as he prefers to describe them, intensities: I prefer intensities because doing something for diversion, increases concentration and actually makes one more productive, as with all-important prayer. Other intensities include painting (still lifes and landscapes, mainly, and worth an internet search), music (playing piano and harpsichord and composing arrangements), and boxing: all of them reinforcing, in roundabout or direct fashion, his vocation as a Catholic priest.
Consider his penchant for regulated pummeling. Its very cerebral, really intellectual, he once told the alumni magazine of Dartmouth, where he got the heavy glossing of a classical education, brought to a brilliant sheen through subsequent study at Oxford and Rome and boundless curiosity. A polyglot and multi-linguist, dead languages are quick to his lips; and if his visage were chiseled in marble, the resulting bust could, appropriately enough, pass for an ancient Romans
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Rutler is a great writer. This sounds so interesting.