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A Courageous Seeker of the Truth,
This review is from: A Long Way from Tipperary: What a Former Monk Discovered in His Search for the Truth: A Memoir (Hardcover)
A LONG WAY FROM TIPPERARY is aptly titled. Crossan left home for boarding school at the age of eleven in 1945. He sailed from Ireland for America in 1951 to study for the priesthood. He resigned from the priesthood after twenty years in order to get married. Crossan later lost his first wife to heart disease. On top of all of this he embarked on a lonely journey as a scholar which has made him at odds with mainstream academia for much of his career.
Crossan seems to have enjoyed his role as a maverick and above all else has proven himself to be resilient. I have enjoyed this book and at the same time have acquired a deeper appreciation of Crossan as a courageous seeker of the truth.