Acts of Apostles

Marilynne Robinson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $25, 325 pp.

Marilynne Robinson is, above all else, a novelist of transfigured reality. In her fiction, the everyday is made eternal through humble, reverent attention to places and people. Robinson’s novels and essays, deeply influenced by her Calvinist reading of theology, reveal a world freighted with God’s presence.

In “Credo,” a beautiful essay published in the Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Robinson writes of the Psalmist’s “primary...

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About the Author

Anthony Domestico is an assistant professor of literature at Purchase College, SUNY.