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Title: THE SECRET OF LIFE AND DEATH

Author: Peter Milward

Category: History, Philosophy, Geography, Religion
Number of pages: 122
Size: A5

Language: English

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Book Summary

Sooner or later, as we grow from childhood to adolescence, we all begin to reflect on the mystery of human life, why we are here in this world of space and time, what is the meaning of growth from birth by way of maturity and senility to death, what is the place in this world of the three L's, love, laugh and live? In all these things we sense the hidden presence of a secret, the secret of life and death. What is it?

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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