Category: Fiction: Catholic
Copyright/published Year: by Ignatius
Michael O'Brien presents a thrilling apocalyptic novel about ì the condition of the Roman Catholic Church at the end of time. It ì explores the state of the modern world, and the strengths and ì weaknesses of the contemporary religious scene, by taking his ì central character, Father Elijah Schäfer, a Carmelite priest, on ì a secret mission for the Vatican which embroils him in a series ì of crises and subterfuges affecting the ultimate destiny of the ì Church.
Father Elijah is a convert from Judaism, a survivor of the ì Holocaust, a man once powerful in Israel. For twenty years he has ì been "buried in the dark night of Carmel" on the mountain of the ì prophet Elijah. The Pope and the Cardinal Secretary of State call ì him out of obscurity and give him a task of the highest ì sensitivity: to penetrate into the inner circles of a man whom ì they believe may be the Antichrist. Their purpose: to call the ì Man of Sin to repentance, and thus to postpone the great ì tribulation long enough to preach the Gospel to the whole ì world.In this richly textured tale, Father Elijah crosses Europe and ì the Middle East, moves through the echelons of world power, meets ì saints and sinners, presidents, judges, mystics, embattled ì Catholic journalists, faithful priests and a conspiracy of ì traitors within the very House of God. This is an apocalypse in ì the old literary sense, but one that was written in the light of ì Christian revelation.
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