Finding the Voice of the Church
George Dennis O’Brien
University of Notre Dame Press, $25, 256 pp.
To be both a defender of the faith and an advocate of church reform is not easy. King Henry VIII failed spectacularly in that mission, but in his new book George Dennis O’Brien succeeds wonderfully. O’Brien not only draws on deep reservoirs of learning but displays impressive rhetorical skills (perhaps developed when he was president of Bucknell and, later, the University of Rochester). O’Brien, also the author of The Idea of a Catholic...
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