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The Cloister: A Novel de James Carroll
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The Cloister: A Novel (edição: 2018)

de James Carroll (Autor)

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Father Michael Kavanagh is shocked to see a friend from his seminary days named Runner Malloy at the altar of his humble Inwood community parish. Wondering about their past, he wanders into the medieval haven of The Cloisters, and begins a conversation with a lovely and intriguing museum guide, Rachel Vedette. Rachel, a scholar of medieval history, has retreated to the quiet of The Cloisters after her harrowing experience as a Jewish woman in France during the Holocaust. She ponders her late father's greatest intellectual work- a study demonstrating the relationship between the famously discredited monk Peter Abelard and Jewish scholars. Something about Father Kavanagh makes Rachel think he might appreciate her continued studies, and she shares with him the work that cost her father his life. At the center of these interrelated stories is the classic romance between the great scholar Peter Abelard and his intellectual equal Heloise. For Rachel, Abelard is the key to understanding her people's place in intellectual history. For Kavanagh, he is a doorway to understanding the life he might have had outside of the Church. The Cloister is James Carroll at his best.… (mais)
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Título:The Cloister: A Novel
Autores:James Carroll (Autor)
Informação:Nan A. Talese (2018), Edition: First Edition, 384 pages
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Carroll uses France's medieval Abelard and Heloise story to show how the Church feeling threatened by change, used religion as a political tool to discredit intelligent, gifted priests proposing and teaching new ideas of thinking about G-d. Short-sighted clergy and church administrators maligned men like Peter Abelard and Thomas of Aquinas as heretics because their rational, humanistic approach to Catholicism was proving popular among regular people.

Additionally, Abelard tried protecting the Jewish population from Church-sanctioned mass killings by saying G-d loved all his creations. This is the key reason generations later, before and during WWII the brilliant French Jewish scholar Saul Vedette and his daughter Rachel studied long hidden manuscripts of Abelard’s. They hoped to use Abelard’s thoughts and words about G-d and the Jews as a foundation to publish a major work to stop the egregious hate, violence and mass murder of Europe’s Jews.

In New York Father Michael Kavanaugh searches for a former schoolmate and friend and ends up meeting Rachel, a Jewish docent in the Cloisters. Through brief awkward conversations she helps Kavanaugh learn that he has accepted the Church’s judgement of Abelard. Once he starts his own research, he recognizes other life-changing misconceptions he believed because of what the Church taught him. About Catholic history of violence toward the Jews, and the truth about his friend. Kavanaugh helps Rachel reason through her pain and guilt.

Carroll does an amazing job with dialogue; capturing the life-like nuances and emotions in play within many settings and time periods. And clearly illustrates the Church’s role and culpability in instigating intolerance, hatred, violence and murder of Jews throughout history.
  Bookish59 | Apr 11, 2019 |
As Father Kavanagh is giving out holy communion one Sunday, he sees a ghost from his past. There, before him, stands his friend from the seminary. Anxious to meet his friend, he hurries out of the church after mass, to find no trace of him. As he walks the streets to try to find him, he takes shelter from the rain in The Cloisters, a museum. Here, he meets Rachel, a tour guide with an interesting past. A Jew, she was once in the concentration camps.

The story vacillates between Kavanagh’s and Rachel Vedette’s stories, as well as that of Peter Abelard’s, the monk and scholar of the twelfth century, whom they both study. This is an intriguing story. However, there is so much explanation of theology mixed in with the story, that I found it extremely slow-moving. I guess I was just looking for an exciting story, rather a dissertation on theology.

I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. ( )
  Sandralovesbooks | Jul 1, 2018 |
This is a wonderful book and I was hooked since the first pages. I coudn't believe I never read anything by this writer as he is so incredibly good.
I am still reading it, savouring every page and trying to make it last as long as possible.
Strongly recommended. ( )
  annarellix | Jan 31, 2018 |
I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley.

A stunning book, beautifully written. Carroll brings to life the story of Abelard and Heloise, but not to focus on the tragic nature of their romance, which resulted in Abelard's brutal castration. No, he depicts the love that arises when two brilliant people come together, each feeding the other's brilliance. The result of that love echoes through the centuries to change the lives of two people in New York City in the aftermath of World War II: a Catholic priest, left staggered by the return of a friend from his youth, as he realizes his own poignant isolation in the clergy; and a young woman, a Jew from France whose father studied the texts of Abelard, and essentially died for it during the war.

There are layers upon layers here. This book is not a melodrama. It's about nuance. It's about people being people. It's about surviving, at great cost. It's about losing God, and finding him again. It's about the history of Catholicism and Judaism, and how churches--like people--have a difficult time realizing their errors or making an effort to correct them.

This is a book that will haunt me, in the best sort of way. I am left with a profound need to not only read more about Abelard and Heloise, but to look for more of James Carroll's work. ( )
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Father Michael Kavanagh is shocked to see a friend from his seminary days named Runner Malloy at the altar of his humble Inwood community parish. Wondering about their past, he wanders into the medieval haven of The Cloisters, and begins a conversation with a lovely and intriguing museum guide, Rachel Vedette. Rachel, a scholar of medieval history, has retreated to the quiet of The Cloisters after her harrowing experience as a Jewish woman in France during the Holocaust. She ponders her late father's greatest intellectual work- a study demonstrating the relationship between the famously discredited monk Peter Abelard and Jewish scholars. Something about Father Kavanagh makes Rachel think he might appreciate her continued studies, and she shares with him the work that cost her father his life. At the center of these interrelated stories is the classic romance between the great scholar Peter Abelard and his intellectual equal Heloise. For Rachel, Abelard is the key to understanding her people's place in intellectual history. For Kavanagh, he is a doorway to understanding the life he might have had outside of the Church. The Cloister is James Carroll at his best.

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