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Modeling the Faith:
Susan Howatch’s Starbridge Novels as Theology in Action
Popular novelist Susan Howatch’s six linked novels set in the fictional cathedral City of Starbridge dramatically depict clerical life from 1937 through the 80s, focusing on how her characters live (it fail to live) their faith. John Wirenius will look at the novels’ portrayal of how different theological schools of thought play out in the lives of their adherents, and how no school of thought is sufficient in itself.