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Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead: The End

Josh First off, let me say that I had mostly forgotten the ending of this book, and I’d like to discuss a little bit how the last sixty or so pages function pretty differently from the first 190. At about the halfway point, John Ames, the narrator, focuses what seems to be, both in the […]

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Gilead Pages 150-200

Curtis This section (remember we created the sections for our own purposes) starts off in the middle of an important argument between John Ames and Jack Boughton.  I must say that after spending many hours in theological debate, my bachelor’s degree is in Biblical Studies, I have an extremely low tolerance for it.  Too many […]

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Gilead Pages 100-150

Curtis Before I get to my favorite quotes from the section there is really only one topic that I would like to discuss.  I think I have said before here on the blog that my greatest fear is not death.  In fact, I am pretty cool with death in that I realize it is going […]

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Gilead: Pages 51-100

Curtis Ever since I read the quote about the word “old” I have kept an obsessive watch over its usage in the book. I am also inclined to overuse the word “old,” which actually has less to do with age, as it seems to me, than it does with familiarity.  It sets a thing apart […]

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Gilead Pages 1-50

Curtis– I guess a good place to start is with the general idea of the book.  It is written as a letter from an elderly father to his seven year old son.  Writing a journal for my daughter is an idea I have been toying with, I know Josh has thought the same for his […]

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Friday at Five – August 10, 2012

Well it’s that time again. It’s Friday afternoon and, for many of you, that means the workweek is coming to an end. Here’s your weekly “what to do this weekend” post. Remember, though, as Josh pointed out on Monday, this will be the last Friday at Five for a while as we’re incorporating a new […]

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What We’re Reading: Marilynne Robinson’s “Gilead”

We here at TTAF know that communal experience is one of the most valuable, enjoyable parts of life. A huge part of our vision for this site, in fact, involves providing an outlet for people who could use a community that functions, in part, like a whet stone for our minds, bodies, and souls. Having […]

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