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    University Book Club to Discuss 'The Devil's Advocate'

    February 2, 2021

    The University of Scranton Book Club will discuss "The Devil's Advocate" by Morris West during its next virtual meeting Sunday, Feb. 21st at 7:30 p.m.

    According to a summary of the book posted on the club's webpage, "In an impoverished village in southern Italy, the enigmatic life and mysterious death of Giacomo Nerone has inspired talk of sainthood. Father Blaise Meredith, a dying English priest, is sent by the Vatican to investigate. As he tries to untangle the web of facts, rumors and outright lies that surround Nerone, The Devil's Advocate reminds us how the power of goodness ultimately prevails over despair. The Devil's Advocate was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the W.H. Heinemann Award of the Royal Society of Literature, and was made into a film."

    The book club is a collaboration between the Alumni Office and The Jesuit Center. The Rev. Patrick Rogers, S.J., executive director of The Jesuit Center, serves as moderator of the group's discussions. Since its inaugural discussion of "Tattoos On The Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion" by the Rev. Gregory Boyle, S.J., the virtual club has discussed "The Jesuit Guide To (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality For Real Life" by the Rev. James Martin, S.J. H'17, "Barking To The Choir: The Power Of Radical Kinship," a second work by Boyle, "The Power And The Glory" by Graham Greene and "Caste: The Origins Of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson. To join the club, visit this link

     

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