Featured Writings

Featured Writings

Some of Paul Elie's favorite passages from Walker Percy, Flannery O’Connor, Thomas Merton, and Dorothy Day.

With relation to the use of medications, Solomon describes in the The Noonday Demon the current, ongoing debate about the natural or authentic self. He says this is not new, but an age-old debate:

The following psalms taken from the Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures can be helpful examples for prayer and meditation during and after depression.

Questo muro
Heart Work

Ich liebe meines Wesens Dunkelstunden
Dich wundert nicht des Sturmes Wucht

Speaking of Faith has received a number of e-mails in response to Joel Marcus referring to himself as a "Jewish Christian." Many of them not only posited this as an impossibility, but believed this crossed a line and was offensive. We regret that.


Read Robert Giroux's complete introduction to Flannery O'Connor's collection of short stories. Elie notes that it's possibly the best opening to a book he's ever read.

His state of mind after the attempt on Hitler's life had failed.

Letters to his best friend about a religionless society

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