Whether Falstaff burns in hell or rests in Abraham's bosom
remains an unsolved problem in spite of the Hostess.
Such analysis of a Dutch Calvinist by a British Anglican must surely bring a smile to Kuyper in Abraham's bosom
as a vindication of his belief in common grace.
Plainly paradise is not in hell, and Jerome cannot have replied: `I say this, that Abraham's bosom
is the true paradise, but I admit the holy man's bosom to be paradise too.
His best-known play, In Abraham's Bosom
, concerns a man's attempt to establish a school for his fellow blacks; it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1927.
One of his earliest dramas, In Abraham's Bosom
, won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1927, and he went on to write scores of other compositions, among them an adaptation of Richard Wright's novel Native Son for the Broadway stage.
The fact that they are in Abraham's Bosom
shows that they are his semen spiritale and as such inherit God's covenant.
He taught philosophy and dramatic arts at the University of North Carolina and became known for plays set for the most part in North Carolina: The Lord's Will and Other Plays (1925); Lonesome Road: Six Plays for Negro Theater (1926); The Field God and <IR> IN ABRAHAM'S BOSOM
</IR> , both of which appeared on Broadway in 1927, the latter winning the Pulitzer Prize; <IR> THE HOUSE OF CONNELLY AND OTHER PLAYS </IR> (1931); Roll Sweet Chariot (Potter's Field, 1934); <IR> NATIVE SON </IR> (with <IR> RICHARD WRIGHT </IR> , 1941); and Peer Gynt (an American version, 1951).