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Book Review of The Power and the Glory

The Power and the Glory
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"The Power and the Glory" was one of the most popular of Graham Greene's books. It won the Hawthornden Prize. It was originally published in 1940.
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The last priest is on the run. During an anti-clerical purge in one or the southern states of Mexico, he is hunted like a hare. Too human for heroism, too humble for myatrydom, the little wordly "whisky priest" is nevertheless impelled towards hi squalid Calvary as much by his own compassion for humanity as by the efforts of his pursuers.

A baleful vulture of doom hovers over this modern crucifixion story, but above the vulture sours an eagle -- the inevitability of the Church's triumph.

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