Sense and Sensuality: Jesus Talks with Oscar Wilde on the Pursuit of Pleasure (Great Conversations)
~Ravi K. Zacharias
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ISBN/ASIN : 1590520149
Manufacturer : Multnomah Publishers|
Release data : September, 2002
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Fascinating and thought provoking
On November 29, 1900, as Oscar Wilde lay on his death bed, he suddenly asked for his priest, that he might receive the last rites. In this book, author and Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias, imagines a last discussion between Wilde and Jesus Christ on the nature of freedom and responsibility and love.
I very much enjoyed this book, which reminded me a great deal of the Socratic dialogues, written by Plato. As with those books, this one was written to prove the superiority of the philosophy of one of the characters. Also, Dr. Zacharias is not an expert on Oscar Wilde, and does not say that he consulted any, but instead relied on Wilde's own writings.
But, that said, I thought that this was a very interesting and well-written book, one which gave me a great deal of food for thought. If you are looking for an erudite and sympathetic analysis of Oscar Wilde's philosophy, you *will* be disappointed with this book. But, if you are interested in a fascinating, thought provoking book, then I highly recommend this book to you!