Walking to Emmaus
Professor Eamon Duffy is by any reckoning a scholar of the first rank. He has revolutionised scholarship in his field, and is a man of great intellectual courage and integrity. Duffy is also a man of deeply-held religious belief who struggles with the problems of being a Christian in the modern world. He is in regular demand as a preacher and the giver of addresses on religious and spiritual matters, and n Walking to Emmaus he has assembled the best of these, many given to undergraduates in a university setting. The topics range from the new-found interest in monasticism in our time to a new understanding of St Valentine's day, taking full account of the spiritual and fleshly needs of his audience. The book includes an autobiographical introduction explaining how Duffy's life as a scholar relates to his childhood, upbringing and religious belief.