TAN Direction Episode 28: Maurice Baring


Episode 28: Maurice Baring

Joseph Pearce introduces the relatively lesser-known writer Maurice Baring, emphasizing Baring’s significant contribution to Catholic literature between the two World Wars. Pearce explores Baring’s rich cultural background and extensive knowledge of various languages. The discussion delves into Baring’s conversion to Catholicism, highlighting pivotal moments and his struggle with intellectual and emotional aspects of faith. Pearce also touches upon Baring’s poetry, emphasizing its beauty and depth. Additionally, the episode provides insights into Baring’s novels, with a focus on “C,” considered one of his greatest works, blending elements of culture, morality, and spirituality.

Meet Your Host

Joseph Pearce is an English-born writer and convert to the Catholic Faith who lives in the USA. He is Director of Book Publishing at the Augustine Institute, editor of the St. Austin Review, and series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions. He is the author of numerous books, including the TAN Books best-seller Benedict XVI: Defender of the Faith.

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