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- DescriptionAn award-winning western velist (North to Yesterday, Wanderer Springs) with decidedly liberal political leanings writes a spiritual autobiography unlike any other. The author grew up in a small west Texas town, attended seminary, became a war correspondent in Vietnam, and taught creative writing and literature for 40 years at Trinity University in San Antonio. With a deep sense of the irony of his project, he sets out to explain how the Bible came to be, delving into historical misconceptions, errors in translation, political and cultural biases, as well as the editorial failings of the Bible's many authors - and yet, he arrives at a place of ultimate faith. Holy Literary License is t anyone's traditional Sunday School material, but contemporary, open-minded Christians will find the book both enlightening and inspirational - and at times, intensely humorous. Flynn, the author of Growing Up A Sullen Baptist, is kwn for his wry wit and his humane insight. This work is his masterpiece.
- Author BiographyRobert Lopez Flynn is a professor emeritus, Trinity University, where he was a much beloved professor of English and creative writing for nearly 40 years. His late wife, Jean, was the author of several historical works for children. Flynn is the author of numerous books, including ten novels, including North To Yesterday (Knopf, 1967), In the House of the Lord (Knopf, 1969), The Sounds of Rescue, The Signs of Hope (Knopf, 1970, TCU, 1988), and Wanderer Springs (TCU Press, 1987). He is also the author of a two-part documentary, A Cowboy Legacy (ABC-TV); a nonfiction narrative, A Personal War in Vietnam (Texas A&M, 1989); an oral history, When I Was Just Your Age (Univ. of North Texas Press, 1992); and several collections of stories and essays. His critical study/philosophical rumination, Lawful Abuse: How the Century of the Child Became the Century of the Corporation was published by Wings Press in 2013. Burying the Farm: A Memoir of Chillicothe, Texas, was published as a limited edition, fine press chapbook (Wings Press, 2008). North to Yesterday received awards from the Texas Institute of Letters and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, and was named one of the Best Books of the Year by the New York Times. (It is also the funniest cowboy novel ever written.) Seasonal Rain was co-winner of the Texas Literary Festival Award. Wanderer Springs received a Spur Award from Western Writers of America. The list of awards is considerable. His work has been translated into a dozen languages. Flynn is a member (and past president) of The Texas Institute of Letters, The Writers Guild of America, Marine Corps Combat Correspondents, and P.E.N. In 1998, he received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Texas Institute of Letters. Robert Flynn is the author of the following books: North to Yesterday In the House of the Lord The Sounds of Rescue, the Signs of Hope Seasonal Rain A Personal War in Vietnam When I was Just Your Age (with Susan Russell) Wanderer Springs Living With the Hyenas The Devil's Tiger (with Dan Klepper) Growing Up a Sullen Baptist Tie-Fast Country Slouching Toward Zion.
- Author(s)Robert Lopez Flynn
- PublisherWings Press
- Date of Publication30/10/2016
- SubjectBiography: Religious & Spiritual
- Place of PublicationSan Antonio, TX
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWings Press
- Weight386 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine18 mm
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