Atheism in Literature: Graham Greene: Catholic atheist

Graham Greene

Lawrence S. Cunningham, The meaning of saints
(Harper & Row: San Francisco 1980)

In this ongoing fictional meditation on faith in an age of God's eclipse (Greene, echoing Santayana, now describes himself as a "Catholic atheist"), there was one novel where Greene consciously tried to depict a new kind of saint: the unnamed priest in The power and the glory (1940).

re. cultural/Catholic/Jewish/atheists, see Charles Maurras, Miguel de Unamuno, Michael Harrington, Ahad Ha-Am,Mordecai Kaplan, and Sherwin Wine.

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