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ISBN: 1587361736
Author: Stephen Hoffman
Language: English
Publisher: Iceni Books (September 15, 2003)
Pages: 272
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: LGBT
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Hoffman's skill at narrative is both entertaining and heart wrenching. One of the greatest achievements of a writer is to create characters that readers can feel for and with. The reader will empathize deeply for Adrian, and Eileen (the nun), as they move through their pain and make new choices in their lives.

Just as the American bishops consider a policy of excluding gays from priestly formation comes Exsules Filii Evae (The Banished Sons of Eve), a novel that sounds the inner life of a seminarian in the contentious decade of the 1980s, when the official attitude towards gays in the Catholic Church is about to turn several degrees chillier with the publication.

Exsules Filii Evae (The Banished Sons of Eve) is a thinking person's novel about religion-the untold story of what happens when doubt begins to occur in the lives of people who have committed themselves to an institution that will.

Exsules Filii Evae (The Banished Sons of Eve) is a thinking person's novel about religion-the untold story of what happens when doubt begins to occur in the lives of people who have committed themselves to an institution that will inevitably fall short of their hopes. He had come over for coffee then, on Saturday, and had behaved too normally, not only as though nothing out of the ordinary had transpired but, in fact, as if he felt more familiar with Eileen than ever and could suddenly putter in her kitchen fixing sandwiches, guessing which cupboards held the luncheon plates or which drawers held the flatware, while she herself.

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Why does a gay man think of entering the priesthood in a Church like this, anyway? After Ratzinger, can a gay seminarian hold his head up and persevere? Just what does he lose by leaving? Exsules Filii Evae (The Banished Sons of Eve) is a thinking person's novel about.

Why does a gay man think of entering the priesthood in a Church like this, anyway? After Ratzinger, can a gay seminarian hold his head up and persevere? Just what does he lose by leaving? Exsules Filii Evae (The Banished Sons of Eve) is a thinking person's novel about religion'the untold story of what happens when doubt begins to occur in the lives of people who have committed themselves to an institution that will inevitably fall short of their hopes. A look, with love, at an innocence lost'not to sex, but to politics.

In the late Fall of 1969 The Sons of Eve played their first official gig, which means we are approaching 50 years of that significant event. The first couple of years were quite tumultuous as far as band personnel is concerned, with many musicians and support crew changing constantly. The first couple of years were quite tumultuous as far as band personnel is concerned, with many musicians and support crew changing constantly riginal line-up in 1969.

Published September 15, 2003 by Iceni Books.

The Banished Sons of Eve. by Stephen Hoffman. Published September 15, 2003 by Iceni Books.

Exsules Filii Evae Stephen Hoffman Iceni Books, 2003 Just as the American bishops consider a policy of excluding gays from priestly formation comes Exsules Filii Evae (The Banished Sons of Eve), a novel that sounds the inner life of a seminarian i. .

Exsules Filii Evae Stephen Hoffman Iceni Books, 2003. Just as the American bishops consider a policy of excluding gays from priestly formation comes Exsules Filii Evae (The Banished Sons of Eve), a novel that sounds the inner life of a seminarian in the contentious decade of the 1980s, when the official attitude towards gays in the Catholic Church is about to turn several degrees chillier with the publication. of the now-famous Ratzinger Letter. Why does a gay man think of entering the priesthood in a Church like this, anyway? After Ratzinger, can a gay seminarian hold his head up and persevere?

Just as the American bishops consider a policy of excluding gays from priestly formation comes Exsules Filii Evae (The Banished Sons of Eve), a novel that sounds the inner life of a seminarian in the contentious decade of the 1980s, when the official attitude towards gays in the Catholic Church is about to turn several degrees chillier with the publication of the now-famous Ratzinger Letter. Why does a gay man think of entering the priesthood in a Church like this, anyway? After Ratzinger, can a gay seminarian hold his head up and persevere? Just what does he lose by leaving?

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Just_paw
EXSULES FILII EVAE (The Banished Sons of Eve)
By Stephen Hoffman

Anyone still faithful to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church may wish to refrain from reading this book by Stephen Hoffman, less they find themselves riled up in either anger or denial.

Exsules Filii Evae (The Banished Sons of Eve) is a novel about two individuals, each struggling to make sense of their choice of religious vocations: one a seminarian, the other a nun. The very nature of a novel makes it a work of fiction; however the references to embarrassing church pronouncements are not fictitious. They, and their consequences, are as real today as they were in the 1970's - the time frame for this story.

Adrian, the seminarian in the story, finds himself unable to continue pursuit of the priesthood because he cannot preach that sexual intimacy without the possibility of procreation is a sin. This teaching was made ultimately clear in the papal encyclical "Humanae Vitae". The final insult to Adrian was the letter from the then Cardinal Ratzinger (head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith - and currently Pope Benedict XVI) that homosexuality is a moral evil. Though Adrian has never acted on his own homosexuality, the very condemnation of his own being makes his decision to leave the seminary without a doubt.

Readers will find refreshing portraits of many characters. Hoffman's skill at narrative is both entertaining and heart wrenching. One of the greatest achievements of a writer is to create characters that readers can feel for and with. The reader will empathize deeply for Adrian, and Eileen (the nun), as they move through their pain and make new choices in their lives. More, the reader will be cheering them as they decide.

It is not necessary for one to be a Catholic, or ex-Catholic, or even a Christian to find this novel uplifting. Anyone who has found themselves suppressed by political, corporate or religious institutions, and knew they had to rise up somehow beyond the constraints of mediocrity, will identify with Adrian and Eileen.
Beahelm
Stephen Hoffman's brilliant first novel could not be more timely. In 1986, former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger -- the new Pope Benedict XVI -- issued a letter to the bishops on the "pastoral care of homosexual persons." The letter described gays as "intrinsically disordered" and homosexuality as a "tendency ordered toward an intrinsic moral evil." Most who were gay and Catholic will never forget when Ratzinger's letter came out. It was so stunning in both its breadth and depth of condemnation.

This is the struggle of Adrian Underwood, the thoughtful protagonist of the novel. Hoffman's novel incisively captures the universal desire to unite a deep and abiding need for a belief in God with the human limitations of such faith on earth. Underwood and Eileen O'Rourke, his spritual counterpoint, are confronting the same issue from differing ends of life's spectrum.

Hoffman's prose is completely evocative of the novel's setting--both in the decade of the 1980s and in the geography of a small midwestern city. Hoffman brilliantly captures not only the spiritual and philosophical matter but the simple and ordinary rhythms of daily life.
JoJolar
It has long been a puzzling aspect of extreme conservative and/or patriarchal religions, including Catholicism, that men are assumed to have no self control in sexual matters, are not really expected to resist temptation; hence the source of temptation, usually the female, must be put under lock and key so as not to exercise her wiles upon the vulnerable male (who can't help himself), or even simply provide the "occasion of sin" by her presence. Similarly, a gay male is assumed to be unable to control himself in the presence of other males.

If this is indeed the case, given the huge male component of all occupations, a gay male would be placing himself in "an occasion of sin" by enterring practically any profession.

Grow up, people. We're all responsible for our own actions and self control.

I also find the translation "Banished Sons" rather odd: the more usual English reading of the prayer to Mary, the Salve Regina, from which this is derived is "exiled children of Eve," the sense of which is that Christians are unhappy exiles, sighing and weeping in this "vale of tears", appealing to Mary to show them her son Jesus after their exile in this world. The traditional prayer, especially in its musical settings, is beautiful, but the sentiment and doctrine it is based on is rather quaint for the modern world.
Made-with-Love
What Hoffman ignores is that men with homosexual orientations are putting themselves in the near occasion of sin by entering the priesthood much like an alcoholic getting a job as a bartender. So it is not about politics, but rather the nature of the orientation itself.

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