In the Beauty of the Lilies

Her neglected son, Clark, is possessed of a native Christian fervor that brings the story full circle: in the late 1980s he joins a Colorado sect called the Temple, a handful of “God’s elect” hastening the day of reckoning.

In the Beauty of the Lilies

In the Beauty of the Lilies

In the Beauty of the Lilies begins in 1910 and traces God’s relation to four generations of American seekers, beginning with Clarence Wilmot, a clergyman in Paterson, New Jersey. He loses his faith but finds solace at the movies, respite from “the bleak facts of life, his life, gutted by God’s withdrawal.” His son, Teddy, becomes a mailman who retreats from American exceptionalism, religious and otherwise, into a life of studied ordinariness. Teddy has a daughter, Esther, who becomes a movie star, an object of worship, an All-American goddess. Her neglected son, Clark, is possessed of a native Christian fervor that brings the story full circle: in the late 1980s he joins a Colorado sect called the Temple, a handful of “God’s elect” hastening the day of reckoning. In following the Wilmots’ collective search for transcendence, John Updike pulls one wandering thread from the tapestry of the American Century and writes perhaps the greatest of his later novels.

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In the Beauty of the Lilies
Language: en
Pages: 576
Authors: John Updike
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-07-22 - Publisher: Random House

In the Beauty of the Lilies begins in 1910 and traces God’s relation to four generations of American seekers, beginning with Clarence Wilmot, a clergyman in Paterson, New Jersey. He loses his faith but finds solace at the movies, respite from “the bleak facts of life, his life, gutted by
The Pennsylvania School Journal
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Authors: Thomas Henry Burrowes, James Pyle Wickersham, Elnathan Elisha Higbee, David Jewett Waller, Nathan C. Schaeffer, John Piersol McCaskey, Thomas Edward Finegan, James Herbert Kelley
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 1872 - Publisher:

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Coles's Tourist's Guide Book. What I saw in the Golden Valley; being a trip to Monmouthshire, through the counties of Salop and Hereford, etc
Language: en
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Authors: William F. PEACOCK
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 1860 - Publisher:

Books about Coles's Tourist's Guide Book. What I saw in the Golden Valley; being a trip to Monmouthshire, through the counties of Salop and Hereford, etc
A visit to the wonderful city of Uriconium, or the Roman Ruins at Wroxeter, near Shrewsbury
Language: en
Pages: 63
Authors: W. F. Peacock
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 1860 - Publisher:

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For the Beauty of the Earth
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Leah D. Schade
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-26 - Publisher: Chalice Press

As we mark the 50th Earth Day (April 22, 2020), Christians can reflect on how caring for God’s creation is connected to our faith. Drawing on the beloved hymn “For the Beauty of the Earth,” each week of this 40-day Lenten devotional focuses on a different aspect of the splendor

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