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Joseph PearceA native of England, Joseph Pearce is senior editor at the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado; the editor of the St. Austin Review, an international review of Catholic culture; series editor of the Ignatius Critical Edition; and executive director of Catholic Courses.

Joseph has hosted two 13-part television series about Shakespeare on EWTN, and has also written and presented documentaries on EWTN on the Catholicism of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. He has participated and lectured at a wide variety of international and literary events at major colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, Britain, Europe, Africa and South America. He is also a regular guest on national television and radio programs, and has served as consultant for film documentaries on J.R.R. Tolkien, Francis Thompson and Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

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OSV Books: Heroes of the Catholic Reformation

Heroes of the Catholic ReformationThe Protestant Reformation began five hundred years ago, accompanied by an age of turmoil and secularism we can recognize even in our own time. Rather than shrinking from the crisis, the Catholic Church responded with even deeper, and more genuine, reform. Joseph Pearce's new book, The Heroes of the Catholic Reformation, is a scholarly and cultured celebration of the saints who responded to the fierce oppositions of their time with courage and an authentic and lasting Catholic Reformation.

These saints holiness, courageous deeds, and sacrifices during this renewal of the Catholic Faith demonstrate the true heroism of saintly action and provide models for defending the faith in the modern world. Diverse as they are inspiring, these heroes and saints stood up to slay “the dragons of sin” while championing Church teaching. Their sacrifices left the Church — and the world — forever changed.

Other work

Joseph is the internationally acclaimed author of many books and a world-recognized biographer of modern Christian literary figures. His books have been published and translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Croatian and Polish. His bestsellers include:

  • The Quest for Shakespeare
  • Tolkien: Man and Myth
  • The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde
  • C. S. Lewis and The Catholic Church
  • Literary Converts, Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton
  • Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile
  • Old Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc.
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