James Wood: Afterlives, 14 April 2011
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Oxford, 468 pp., £22.50, January 2010, 978 0 19 509295 0Show More
“... a small, sooty room, like a village bathhouse, with spiders in the corners). In What Jesus Meant, Garry Wills, a sophisticated Catholic liberal, tells a story about comforting his young son, who had woken in the night, afraid that, as the nuns at school had taught, he would go to hell if he sinned. ‘There is not an ounce of heroism in my ...”