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Letter from the Editor

Contributing Editor Marion Montgomery passed away at his home in Crawford, Georgia last Wednesday morning, November 23rd. He was 86. Mr. Montgomery was Professor emeritus of English at the University of Georgia. To say that he was a very prolific writer is an understatement. He was indefatigable and wrote up to the very end of his life on his manual typewriter. In addition to his three novels. and volumes of poetry, Professor Montgomery published many scholarly books (several still on their way to press) using his characteristic Thomist philosphy to examine the great errors of modernity, their beginnings, and their contemporary consequences. His point of departure in these explorations was usually the works and the vision of such writers as Flannery O’Connor, Walker Percy, T.S. Eliot, The English Romantic poets, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the early Church Fathers, and many others. He wrote “for the ages,” and was very likely the most important (and, alas, least known) philosophical, social, and cultural commentator of our time. He is survived by his wife and and 6 children, 21 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

The Christendom Review will publish a memorial edition during the next year. Friends, students, and correspondents of Professor Montgomery who wish to contribute remembrance essays or essays on his work for this volume should submit them to christendomreview@bellsouth.net, c/o the editor by March 1, 2012.

Richard Barnett