Searching for Meaning with Victor Frankl and Walker Percy

New article in The Linacre.

Percy was concerned with spiritual suicide at heart—despair, made explicit to him by Kierkegaard—resembling Victor Frankl’s concern with meaning and the current “existential vacuum” (Desmond 2005). However, the novelist’s theological mooring gave him a stronger platform to map postmodern man’s search for meaning, making him a prime example for physicians encountering patients on their own searches.

Walker Percy stands in front of a portrait by Lyn Hill.