NPR Features Rose Hill Alumnus on Faith and LiteratureContact: Bob Howe
Paul Elie (FCRH ‘87), author of The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003), was the featured guest on Speaking of Faith, with Krista Tippett, a weekly program on religion, meaning, ethics and ideas, produced by American Public Media and aired on National Public Radio on September 28.
Elie is a senior editor with Farrar, Straus and Giroux. His book focuses on four American Catholic writers, Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, Flannery O’Connor and Walker Percy, whose lives and works spanned most of the 20th Century, and who shared a belief that reading and writing are acts of pilgrimage, ways to seek truth and come to a better understanding of tradition and personal faith.
FORDHAM magazine profiled Elie and his book in its Winter 2004 issue, in “Read for Your Life.”
The entire Speaking of Faith episode featuring Elie is available on American Public Media's website in various formats.
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,600 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis J. Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.