Writing as Sacrament: Frederick Buechner

Princeton Comment

Surely I am the only writer at this week’s Frederick Buechner writers’ workshop who had never heard of Frederick Buechner until nBuechnerow. More than 200 other writers are attending the four-day workshop at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Even without the event, Buechner had enough Princeton connections for me to write about him here. He graduated from Lawrenceville School  in 1943 and, after a hiatus for military service, from Princeton University in 1948.

Virtually all the other attendees, mostly clergy or retired clergy, are avid fans of Buechner, who influenced several generations of seminarians. One attendee described him as an American C.S. Lewis. Buechner did not achieve Lewis’s phenomenal popularity, yet somebody found the money to establish a Frederick Buechner Institute, based in Tennessee at Kings College.

Belatedly curious, I wondered how the attention to Buechner is being funded. As a business reporter, I feel impelled to answer that question. The…

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