MARS HILL AUDIO Conversation 22

Hillbilly Thomist: Flannery O'Connor & the Truth of Things

In this Conversation, Ken Myers talks with Susan Srigley about how Flannery O’Connor’s perception of reality suffuses her fiction in ways that fit the views of how art works developed by Thomas Aquinas, views often summarized as “sacramental” or “incarnational.” And Ralph C. Wood discusses O’Connor’s acceptance of the limits placed in our lives by Providence, how limits may be a source of wisdom rather than frustration. 60 minutes.

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    Susan Srigley: “. . . she wants to try and understand what it is that makes human beings choose something other than what is good . . .”
    Flannery O'Connor's Sacramental Art (Notre Dame, 2004)
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    Ralph C. Wood: “ . . . she turned my world, the world of the Baptist, fundamentalist, rural South, into world-class art . . .”
    Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-Haunted South (Eerdmans, 2004)