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Author: Peter Milward

Category: Arts and Literature (Novels, Essays, Critiques)
Number of pages: 140
Size: A5

Language: English



Book Summary

The second book deals with "the Way of the Fool" from a purely Christian point of view, based partly on the welcome given by Jesus to little children, partly on Paul's words to the Corinthians about the contrasting values of Christ and those of the world, partly on Erasmus' Encomium Moriae, or Praise of Folly, partly on Ignatius' rule on being "fools for Christ's sake", and partly on Shakespeare's praise of the fool in his plays.

Author Profile

Peter Milward was born in London on October 12, 1925, and educated at Wimbledon College (a Jesuit high school). He entered the Society of Jesus in 1943, and after various studies he went on to specialize in the Classics and English at Oxford University. He came to Japan in 1954 and after further studies was ordained priest in 1960. From 1962 onwards he has taught English literature at Sophia University in Tokyo. In addition to founding the Renaissance Institute, the Hopkins Society of Japan and the Chesterton Society of Japan, he has published some 400 books, mostly as textbooks for Japanese students, many of them translated into Japanese, but now most of them out of print. Several of his books, especially those on the drama of Shakespeare and the poetry of Hopkins, have been published in England and America. Even in retirement he is still teaching and writing, as he enters his 88th year (or beiju).

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