Hemingway Faces God
Biographical approach. Examines the influence of Hemingway’s relationship with his parents and growing religious awareness on his evolving spirituality. Buske describes Hemingway’s childhood as rooted in Puritan Christianity, physical punishment, fear, and rejection. Argues that this early exposure led Hemingway to embrace Catholicism, which offered him comforting support, an intercessory Virgin mother, and a merciful Father.