Appeared in Vol. 2 No. 2
Literature ought to be a powerful medium for the expression of faith. As such it should contribute to the building of genuine culture. Peter Krok is much concerned with all three-literature, culture and faith-in the following sensitive treatment of the Russian poet, Osip Mandelstam. Hounded for his views by no less a gure than Stalin himself, Mandelstam proved to be possessed of remarkable strength and vision. His work survived largely through the equal strength and vision of his wife, and together the couple challenges men of all times and civilizations to seek only Truth -without which no faith endures, and no culture exists. According to the author, Mandelstam’s work provides something more as well: the revelation that the service of truth is to resist the self-serving of cial lies of the modern secular world.
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