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GARDNER, Martin. The Flight of Peter Fromm. A novel. Los Altos, CA: WilliamKaufmann, Inc., (1973). First US Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-viii,(2),-272, (4). 8vo, red cloth spine with blue paper covered boards, black lettering to spine. "Peter Fromm, a young Oklahoman, wanted to be the best evangelicalminister ever. By the tiMe he was on his way to divinity school, however, rumors were stirring of the death of God. Peter was outraged and militant. Into the secular, humanist-atheist atmosphere of the University of Chicago in the late thirties, he strode like an angry sheriff of the Old West, looking fro varmints who had shot his Father. Through his adventures as a divinity school student, a sexual novitiate, a sailor aboard a US Navy destroyer, a Communist fellow-traveler, and on into maturity, Peter's spiritual metamorphoses and final attitudes toward religious faith are revealed. The battle between atheism and theism is as ancient as humanity. On the surface 'The Flight of Peter Fromm' is the story of a young man who, to the end, nevershares an older man's conviction that God does not exist. Below the surfac e the clash between these two irreconcilable ways of viewing the mystery ofour existence generates an elaborate counterpoint of conflicting ideas." - from the dustjacket. Light spotting to top edge, a bit musty, else very go od in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 28.00
Title: Flight of Peter Fromm. A novel. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: William Kaufmann, Inc., Los Altos, CA, 1973, ISBN:0913232041:
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