Marilynne Robinson Gilead, Engl. ed.

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Eine Geschichte von Väter und Söhnen, von Liebe und Tod und von Hoffnung und der unwiderstehlichen Kraft des Leben - Wie das Licht über der Prärie den Blick in die Weite lenkt und die Nähe umso bedeutender erscheinen lässt, so verleiht "Gilead" dem Leben eine ungeahnte Perspektive. (Quelle:'Flexibler Einband/10.01.2006')
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  • A preacher's memoirs

    Gilead, Engl. ed.

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    A preacher's memoirs. What is there to tell about „Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson? There is a rather old preacher named John Ames, afflicted with a heart condition, living in Gilead, Iowa. There is a little town with shabby houses and a shabby church building, there are his flock, his wife and his young son, seven years old, and there is an old colleague and friend, so to speak, „old Boughton”. And there is „young” Boughton, a source of conflicts and heartaches. As the preacher feels that his end is near, he writes a letter to his son telling him of his grandfather, who was a bit „meshuga” (outlandish), and of his own life, his service, his inner life as a preacher … I found „Gilead” a little bit boring, because it deals with some theological topics I always quarrelled with: topics such as predestination, guilt and forgiveness, resentfulness and pretense despite priesthood, despite true christian faith, despite being a believer. On the other hand it is a book full of quiteness, calmness… the plot does not urge forward. You can find rest for your soul, time for reflexions about life, god, people, behaviour, jealousy and racism. Insofar „Gilead“ is a nice book. It instructs about the principles of christian life in a comfortable way, all central points of the complicated theories are elaborated in a comprehensible manner. All in all I give „Gilead” four stars.

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