The Power and the Glory

The Power and the Glory

Book - 2003
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The last priest in a poor section of North Mexico where the Red Shirts have outlawed God finds himself a hero despite himself.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2003, c1971
ISBN: 9780142437308
0142437301
Characteristics: xii, 221 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Updike, John

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sess430
Jul 16, 2017

This dark story isn't an easy read. It was based on the Mexican state of Tabasco's anti-church campaign in the 1930s. Various characters in the book - the protagonist aka the "whiskey priest", another Catholic priest, the police lieutenant, the pious woman, etc. face hardships and moral dilemmas. The characters react differently and the reader will reflect on : What does having faith mean? How is a person "saved"? Who is/isn't a righteous person? It was controversial when published in 1940 and later made into a film called "The Fugitive" starring Henry Fonda.

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12sonas
Aug 16, 2012

Hate is a lack of imagination

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