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Title:
From fire, by water : my journey to the Catholic faith
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Ignatius Press, [2019]
ISBN:
9781621642022
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225 pages ; 21 cm.
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English
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Summary

Sohrab Ahmari was a teenager living under the Iranian ayatollahs when he decided that there is no God. Nearly two decades later, he would be received into the Roman Catholic Church.

In From Fire, by Water , he recounts this unlikely passage, from the strident Marxism and atheism of a youth misspent on both sides of the Atlantic to a moral and spiritual awakening prompted by the Mass. At once a young intellectual's finely crafted self-portrait and a life story at the intersection of the great ideas and events of our time, the book marks the debut of a compelling new Catholic voice.


Table of Contents

Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia
Forewordp. 9
Prefacep. 13
Chapter 1 "You Brought the Imam with You"p. 21
Chapter 2 Sorrows and Afflictionsp. 37
Chapter 3 Of God and Djinnp. 55
Chapter 4 Resident Alienp. 70
Chapter 5 The Road from Zarathustrap. 86
Chapter 6 Divine Condescensionp. 104
Chapter 7 Borderlandsp. 120
Chapter 8 Three Feastsp. 138
Chapter 9 Et Incarnatus Estp. 148
Chapter 10 The House on the Cape of Olivesp. 168
Chapter 11 From Fire, by Waterp. 189
Acknowledgmentsp. 209
Further Readingp. 211
Indexp. 215