Holy clues kendrick stephen. Holy Clues by Stephen Kendrick (ebook) 2019-03-14

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Holy clues : the Gospel according to Sherlock Holmes (Book, 2000) [cbetskc.com]

holy clues kendrick stephen

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the writer who created Sherlock Holmes, certainly appreciated these parallels. I found myself reading and rereading a lot of mystery fiction after finishing this book. And I've watched Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett's versions. And in the detective's open, engaged mind, Kendrick finds a model for uniting the principles of science with a sincere spiritual quest. His conclusions are threefold: First, he argues that Holmes' attention to detail, a key component of his character, is linked both to the Christian spiritual practice of attentiveness and the Zen practice of bare attention - seeing things as they exactly are.

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Holy Clues by Stephen Kendrick (ebook)

holy clues kendrick stephen

Drawing on the teachings of Christianity, Buddhism, and Judaism--as well as a host of thinkers as varied as Albert Einstein, Gandhi, and Vincent van Gogh--Kendrick explores the stories of Sherlock Holmes and finds remarkably prescient religious insights. Nothing has made more clear to me the Gospels along with a good portion of the rest of the Bible that was read to me in my youth. The result is a book of inspiration for the modern, skeptical searcher--and an entertaining work that sheds new light on the methods of the world's greatest detective. With his insightful and engaging writing style, Kendrick will gratify mystery fans and mystics alike. There is no mention of Holmes taking drugs after his return.

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holy clues kendrick stephen

I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Sherlock Holmes or life's questions. Dust jacket is not price-clipped. It touches upon not only Christian beliefs, but also those of Judaism and Buddhism, even comparing the great Sherlock Holmes to a Zen master. Tour books tie tourist sites to story locations. Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm Contents: Introduction: Spiritual Fingerprints -- 1. This book has been on my bookshelf, waiting to be read, for many years. Kendrick is both a consumate literary detective and a rare spiritual guide -- one who, like Holmes, helps us 'not only to see but to notice' the ordinary, elusive and holy mysteries that lie all around us.

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Rev. Stephen Kendrick

holy clues kendrick stephen

Drawing on the teachings of Christianity, Buddhism, and Judaism--as well as a host of thinkers as varied as Albert Einstein, Gandhi, and Vincent van Gogh--Kendrick explores the stories of Sherlock Holmes and finds remarkably prescient religious insights. He is the minister of First and Second Church, Boston, and has previously served churches in Connecticut, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, as well as Unitarian chapels in the West Midlands of England. Boards are flat and true and the corners are square. The Master's Instructions -- 2. In this imaginative and surprisingly profound book, Stephen Kendrick reveals Sherlock Holmes as spiritual guide. To me, it deserves more.

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Fiction Book Review: Holy Clues: Investigating Life's Mysteries with Sherlock Holmes by Stephen Kendrick, Author Pantheon Books $21 (208p) ISBN 978

holy clues kendrick stephen

Admittedly, I am not religious, per say. In that way, we would search for it all over the universe, with the secret within us all the time. No Ghosts Need Apply -- 5. In this imaginative and surprisingly profound book, Stephen Kendrick reveals Sherlock Holmes as spiritual guide. Thus he believes people read detective stories for the same reason they adopt religious doctrine.

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Rev. Stephen Kendrick

holy clues kendrick stephen

He lives in West Hartford. He experiences personal growth and he does change. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. His articles have appeared in The Christian Century, The Hartford Courant, and The Hartford Advocate. He has written for The Christian Century, The Hartford Courant, and the New York Times. Taking as his premise that detective stories should be read as modern mystery plays, the Reverend Stephen Kendrick argues that the sixty Holmes stories and novels are rooted in medieval fabliau, dealing with taboo subjects in a more human way than Scripture and liturgy with their overtly sacred subjects and explicit demarcation of good and evil. Admittedly, I am not religious, per say.

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Holy Clues

holy clues kendrick stephen

Day Lewis God's truth dwells within the detective story realm, which exhibits the worst of human nature yet in the figure of the detective we search for truth and whatever healing possible in the wrack of human hopes. The result is a book of inspiration for the modern, skeptical searcher -- and an entertaining work that sheds new light on the methods of the world's greatest detective. It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers. Book: Boards with shelf wear. In this imaginative and surprisingly profound book, Stephen Kendrick reveals Sherlock Holmes as spiritual guide. Holy Clues manages to bring all these beliefs together, and weave them into a web where religion and science can go hand in hand. Drawing on the teachings of Christianity, Buddhism, and Judaism--as well as a host of thinkers as varied as Albert Einstein, Gandhi, and Vincent van Gogh--Kendrick explores the stories of Sherlock Holmes and finds remarkably prescient religious insights.

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Holy clues : the Gospel according to Sherlock Holmes (Book, 2000) [cbetskc.com]

holy clues kendrick stephen

If God is the greatest mystery of them all, then why not, in pursuit of God, consult the greatest detective of them all? The author knows his Holmes literature very well and also pulls in a great deal of other literature from the mystery genre in a way that provokes a great deal of curiousity. In this imaginative and surprisingly profound book, Stephen Kendrick reveals Sherlock Holmes as spiritual guide. I'm not on board with every conclusion, but I appreciate the case made. And in the detective's open, engaged mind, Kendrick finds a model for uniting the principles of science with a sincere spiritual quest. All of these are wonderful in their own ways.

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