Coming soon an excerpt from Tom Manoff’s Chase the White Horse deals the nature of sacrifice for Jews and Christians, contrasting Old and New Testaments, and Manoff’s musical experiences through the Catholic Mass Text and the graphic imagery and intense spiritual encounter when viewing Jesus and his followers at the Crucifixion.
Manoff’s writing has often dealt with the importance of genres in music and the arts. The Mass is one such genre which he has traced through the millenia and across various stylistic and cultural boundaries.
Manoff writes about his quest for understanding of sacrifices as experienced by his family, friends and others. He writes about Robert F. Kennedy, once a lawyer for HUAC, later an important and outspoken advocate for civil rights. A call from RFK’s office to a Canton city jail where Manoff had been arrested on a gun charge helped Manoff leave the jail unharmed. Manoff writes about Kennedy’s faith and sacrifices in his life, and how his Catholic faith sustained his days, and in the wake of his death, sustained his family.
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