Two Periods, One Faith

Graham Greene’s Catholic Imagination

Mark Bosco, SJ

Oxford University Press, $47.50, 216 pp.

Like the writers associated with the term “Southern literature,” those associated as “Catholic novelists” have a shared achievement. In the case of the Catholic novel, the cast spans several nations—England (Waugh, Greene, Lodge), the United States (O’Connor, Percy), and France (Mauriac, Bernanos), to name a few. All wrote in the twentieth century, and each presents an image of lived Catholic faith in a world that challenges it. In this company, Graham Greene was the...

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Richard A. Rosengarten is dean of the University of Chicago Divinity School.

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