Fr. Colum Power
Fr. Colum Power, born in Cork, Ireland, in 1965, obtained a master's degree in Anglo-Irish Studies (1st Hons.) at University College Dublin in 1991, a Licentiate in the History of Theology at the San Vicente de Ferrer Faculty of Theology in Valencia, Spain, in 2011, and a doctorate in the History of the Church at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome in 2013. Author of A Touch of the Gardener's Hand, Honey from the Lion's Carcass, and The Howling of the Wolves, he currently devotes his time to apostolic activities for the youth organized by his community, the Servants of the Home of the Mother.
Praise for James Joyce's Catholic Categories:
"Francini Bruni, friend to Joyce in Trieste, wrote that 'he only completely admires the unchangeable: the mystery of Christ and the mute drama that surrounds it.' Colum Power, in a study of remarkable patience and rigour, traces Joyce’s deep engagement with the more articulate forms which that necessarily mute, often mystical drama has sometimes taken when reduced to the humiliations of language . . . ”—From the Introduction by Declan Kiberd, author of Ulysses and Us
“I am delighted to learn of this work about Joyce, being one of a relatively small number of Joyce critics who see him as having a very substantial religious sensibility; a topic that I continue to find of great interest and importance.”—Weldon Thornton, author of The Antimodernism of Joyce's Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man
“A very important book. I now understand Joyce better. Critiquing Joyce and Joycean critics is always perilous, affording many opportunities to tumble ignominiously from the tightrope of true balanced perspective. This book crosses that abyss with awe-inspiring aplomb! Leaves one almost breathless, the masterful handling of the material.”—Joseph Pearce, author of The Quest for Shakespeare
“A wonderful book, I have read it with great pleasure. The author has surely done his homework. The arguments are compelling and expressed with grace and style; an excellent contribution to Joyce studies.”—Mary Lowe-Evans, author of Catholic Nostalgia in Joyce and Company