There and Back Again: A Somewhat Religious Odyssey

There and Back Again: A Somewhat Religious Odyssey

By Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Product Code: 9781621646266

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This is a singular account of one man's spiritual journey that follows God's extraordinary providential plan from 1950s America to England and back again. The conversion journey of Dwight Longenecker takes him through fundamentalism, Oxford, Cambridge, and the contemporary Catholic Church.

He was raised in an Evangelical Protestant household, attended the fundamentalist Bob Jones University, and furthered his education by studying theology at Oxford before receiving his ordination as an Anglican minister. He then served as a curate, a school chaplain in Cambridge, and a country parson on the Isle of Wight.

Longenecker and his family were admitted into the Catholic Church in England in 1995 because he realized that he and the Anglican Church were travelling separate roads. They continued to reside in England for ten more years during which time he worked as a freelance writer and charity worker. The opportunity to return to America and receive his Catholic priestly ordination then presented itself in 2006.

This remarkable account of one man's extraordinary journey from Protestant fundamentalism through the Church of England to the Catholic priesthood exemplifies how "all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to his purpose."

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