Saturday, March 14, 2009

Mattson on My many selves

"I am as ready as Booth to speak of inner conflict--St. Paul's 'old man' at war with the 'new man'--but am less impressed with the redemptive possibilities in making my vices a whole country of old men."

Craig E. Mattson reviewing My many selves: the quest for a plausible harmony, in "Keeping company with Wayne Booth--a review essay," Christian scholar's review 38, no. 2 (Winter 2009): 298. "Put differently, Booth failed to convince me that there will always be another voice to be heard in the quest for self-knowledge. Someday we will be know even as we are known." I have not read the book in question, or any Booth, for that matter.

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