On Georgette Heyer

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Reviewed by Amy MacInnis

Romance is one of the most popular fiction genres. And why not? The God we are all restlessly yearning for is Love itself; marriage is the icon of Christ’s love for his Church. It’s only natural, therefore, to delight in stories that dwell on falling in love. Disappointingly though, romance novels have become increasingly pornographic, some intentionally written as erotica, and others containing that token, if not as explicit, sex scene. Romance readers can only devour classics like Austen’s and the Brontë sisters’ so many times before desiring other fare. Fortunately, we can partake of over thirty romances penned by twentieth-century English authoress, Georgette Heyer.

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God’s Human Face: The Christ Icon

By Christoph Cardinal Schönborn

(Ignatius Press, 1994, translated by Lothar Krauth)

Reviewed by Colin Kerr

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Too many works on Christology stop at the Council of Chalcedon (451). The latter centuries become but footnotes of lesser moment in epilogues. That Schönborn concentrates on the final two of the first ‘Seven Great Ecumenical Councils’ is welcome. That he focuses on a subject that is of great interest in the West today – icons – makes this a work many will want to consult.

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