source of quote?

JHForest at JHForest at
Thu Mar 7 07:19:41 EST 2002

The Walker Percy List isn't dead after all. That's good news.

>> "Christianity is so on target because at the heart of it is the
acknowledgment that man has a problem; that man is in deep, 
deep trouble." <<

It sounds far more like Percy than Tolstoy. Tolstoy, busy warring 
with the Russian Orthodox Church, saw himself as a Christian 
prophet, but had a pretty low opinion of Christianity as such unless 
it was willing to be remade along Tolstoyan lines. I doubt he would 
have enjoyed Walker Percy's company.

By the way, I have a book just out called "Confession: Doorway to 
Forgiveness."  One of the chapters has a long quote from Percy's 
"Thanatos Syndrome." The chapter is web posted at: .

Jim Forest

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