• Short bio of Annie Dillard
  • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek synopsis and reception


  • “The Present” and self-consciousness—does it separate us from God?
  • Self-consciousness and focusing on others
  • Science, perspective, and divine beauty
  • “Fecundity”: Is such abundance disgusting or beautiful? Both?
  • Dillard’s use of Neoplatonism (Help us, CHP-ers!)
  • The language of the book
  • Calls to action—what does the book want us to do with our lives?

Passing On

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