Persona Author Biography Of James Martin

By   June 27, 2017

 Biography James Martin

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Name : James Martin
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Birthday : 29 December 1960
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Gender : male


 James Martin

James Martin: James J. Martin, born 29 December 1960, is a Jesuit priest, writer and Culture Editor of the Jesuit magazine America.

Education and Career

Martin grew up in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, United States, and attended Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in 1982 and worked in corporate finance at General Electric for six years. Dissatisfied with the corporate world, he became more deeply involved in the Catholic Church and decided to enter the Society of Jesus (more commonly known as the Jesuits) in 1988 and was ordained a priest in 1999. In addition to his work at America Magazine, Fr. Martin has written or edited more than 10 books, many of which are largely about his own experiences. He is a frequent commentator for CNN, NPR, FoxNews, Time Magazine, and other news outlets, and has written several op-ed pieces and blogged for The New York Times.

Theatre

Martin is a member of the LAByrinth Theater Company.His involvement with the LAByrinth Theater Company’s 2005 stage production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, written by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, and featuring Sam Rockwell, John Ortiz, Eric Bogosian, and Callie Thorne, is the subject of Martin’s book, A Jesuit Off-Broadway: Center Stage with Jesus, Judas, and Life’s Big Questions (LoyolaPress., 2007). Publishers Weekly, which gave the book a coveted starred review, named A Jesuit Off-Broadway one of the Best Books of 2007.

Martin has written about anti-Catholicism in the entertainment industry. He argues that, despite an irresistible fascination with the Catholic Church, the entertainment industry also holds the most obvious contempt for the Catholic Church. He suggests that, “It is as if producers, directors, playwrights and filmmakers feel obliged to establish their intellectual bona fides by trumpeting their differences with the institution that holds them in such thrall.”

Father Martin’s best known book, My Life with the Saints (2006), was named by Publishers Weekly as one of the “Best Books of the Year” and was the winner of a 2007 Christopher Award.

In May, 2007, he received an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Wagner College in Staten Island, NY.


 James Martin Ebooks

The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life

The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life 4.32 / 10 by 3,559 users

My Life With the Saints

My Life With the Saints My Life With the Saints 4.31 / 10 by 3,056 users

Jesus: A Pilgrimage

Jesus: A Pilgrimage Jesus: A Pilgrimage 4.54 / 10 by 1,750 users

Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life

Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life 3.95 / 10 by 1,187 users

Becoming Who You Are: Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints

Becoming Who You Are: Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints Becoming Who You Are: Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints 4.05 / 10 by 725 users

The Abbey: A Story of Discovery

The Abbey: A Story of Discovery The Abbey: A Story of Discovery 3.73 / 10 by 656 users

Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus

Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus 4.23 / 10 by 445 users

In Good Company: The Fast Track from the Corporate World to Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience

In Good Company: The Fast Track from the Corporate World to Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience In Good Company: The Fast Track from the Corporate World to Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience 4.24 / 10 by 257 users

A Jesuit Off-Broadway: Center Stage with Jesus, Judas, and Life’s Big Questions

A Jesuit Off-Broadway: Center Stage with Jesus, Judas, and Life’s Big Questions A Jesuit Off-Broadway: Center Stage with Jesus, Judas, and Life’s Big Questions 4.2 / 10 by 204 users

The 10 Best Books to Read for Easter: Selections to Inspire, Educate, & Provoke: Excerpts from new and classic titles by bestselling authors in the field, with an Introduction by James Martin, SJ.

The 10 Best Books to Read for Easter: Selections to Inspire, Educate, & Provoke: Excerpts from new and classic titles by bestselling authors in the field, with an Introduction by James Martin, SJ. The 10 Best Books to Read for Easter: Selections to Inspire, Educate, & Provoke: Excerpts from new and classic titles by bestselling authors in the field, with an Introduction by James Martin, SJ. 3.77 / 10 by 87 users

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