Personal History in "The Power and the Glory" Book Review by writingsensation

Personal History in "The Power and the Glory"
Examines Graham Greene's personal history as an influence on his work, "The Power and the Glory".
# 68964 | 1,703 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Sep 25, 2006 in Literature (English) , Religion and Theology (Christianity) , English (Analysis)

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Graham Greene wrote the powerful and controversial work "The Power and the Glory" in which he explored his deepest spiritual self. This paper explores what it was in Graham Greene's personal history that led to his writing the work.

Paper Outline:
Henry Graham Greene (1904 - 1991)
Awards and Works of Greene
"The Power and the Glory"
Critique of "The Power and the Glory"
Summary and Conclusion
Works Cited

From the Paper:

"The work "The Power and the Glory" illustrates through the priest the capacity for redemption of even those who are corrupt through salvation. This was however, not the view held by the Catholic Church in their view of the novel. The view of the Catholic Church, was that "the latter element" -that is, human wretchedness--had appeared "to carry the day" in a way that did injury "to certain priestly characters and even to the priesthood itself." Moreover, the novel portrayed a state of affairs so "paradoxical" and "erroneous" that it would disconcert "unenlightened persons" who formed "the majority of the readers."

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