The Power and the Glory : Graham Greene :During a period of intense anti-Catholic persecution, a nameless priest wanders through Mexico as a fugitive, trying to evade authorities that have placed a peso bounty on his head. Stemming from pride, mortification and a sense of pastoral mission, the destitute priest hears confessions, anoints the sick and celebrates Mass in the communities he visits. But is father bringing salvation to the people who take him in or rather hastening their martyrdom? Authorities threaten with death those who harbour the fugitive priest, but promise a reward for those who assist in his capture. In some ways, The Power and the Glory is the quintessential Catholic novel.
Book Review: The Power and the Glory, by Graham Greene
One thing went after another. What can I do! When I first read it I was a Christian, but I was still very moved by this book again all the way throu. The scraggly man is Christ in the stranger's garb.Churches have been burnt before now. Retrieved 5 January Interesting site? A grove of crosses stood up blackly against the sky, some not much more than eight.
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Haunting, poignant, tragic, noble, heroic, tender, heart-wrenchingly beautiful. Human, so very, very human and yet also about the power of God …. For here is true literature , in which one finds the most acute observation of the human condition, in all its frailty and fallen-ness. Fallen-ness: One may draw the word from Christianity and Catholicism — and this is a book that is very, very Catholic. By this, I mean to say that this is not merely a book whose subject matter is explicitly Catholic. For it concerns the plight of an alcoholic Mexican priest being hunted for his life.