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TO SEE THE KINGDOM: A STUDY OF GRAHAM GREENE AND ALAN PATON

Mark Hestenes

in Literature and Theology

Volume 13, issue 4, pages 311-322
Published in print December 1999 | ISSN: 0269-1205
Published online December 1999 | e-ISSN: 1477-4623 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/litthe/13.4.311
TO SEE THE KINGDOM: A STUDY OF GRAHAM GREENE AND ALAN PATON

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This article compares the religious thought of Graham Greene with Alan Paton through the use of two of their celebrated novels. The Power and the Glory and Cry, the Beloved Country. Both authors had read T S Eliot's The Waste Land and use striking wasteland imagery in their books. Both also refer to God and the reign of God in the world of their characters. By developing these two themes I was able to connect up many of the sub-themes of these books including those of decay, suffering, isolation, moral man and immoral society and the spiritual development of the leading characters in the novels.

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Subjects: Literature ; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music

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