This collection of essays addresses the perceptions of both the author and the reader. It looks at Greene’s conversion to Catholicism, his subsequent struggles, and the various twists and turns that his life followed. It looks at how all of these storms and struggles affected his faith and the degree to which they influenced his work. On the other hand, these essays also take a fresh look at how Greene has been read over the years, looking at the many misperceptions and trying to correct them with new and more accurate information.
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., New York, Oxford, Wien, 2002. X, 691 pp.
Contents: Wm. Thomas Hill: Introduction: Reading the Faces of Faith in Graham Greene’s Fiction – Dan Diephouse: The Allusiveness
of Space in Graham Greene’s Novels – Bernard Bergonzi: Upon This Rock: The Launch of a Catholic Novelist – Patricia G. Bleicher:
Missing the Good News: Graham Greene’s Shadow-Side Theology – Thomas Woodman: Graham Greene and the Paradoxical Church of
The Power and the Glory – Kenneth R. Morefield: A Catholic Writer Demands a Catholic Reading: Graham Greene’s Use of
Epitexts – Debrah Raschke: Boundaries: Vision and Ethics in Graham Greene’s The Ministry of Fear – Sander H. Lee: Moral
Relativism and Despair in Graham Greene’s The Ministry of Fear – R.H. Miller: Scobie’s Faith – Michael G. Brennan:
Damnation and Divine Providence: The Consolations of Catholicism for Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh – Mary Warner: Faith Born
of Anguish: Sarah Miles as Profligate and Apostle – Carlos Villar Flor: Unbelieving Narrators: A Comparative Study of Greene’s
The End of the Affair and C.S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces – Roland A. Pierloot: The Experiential God Representations
and the God Concept in the Writings of Graham Greene – Kazumi Yamagata: Literature, Religion and Politics in Graham Greene
– Tamas Dobozy: Africa and Catholic Crisis: Graham Greene’s The Heart of the Matter and A Burnt-Out Case – John
Nordlof: Faith and Disloyalty in Greene’s African Fiction – D.J. Dooley: The Tragic Comedian – Walter O’Grady: Parodies of
Metanarratives in Travels With My Aunt – Darren J.N. Middleton: Redeeming God: Traces of Catholic Process Theism in
Graham Greene’s The Honorary Consul – Jae-Suck Choi: Graham Greene’s Vision of Hope – Valerie Sedlak: Beyond Theology
and Ideology: The Monsignor’s Mystical Quest – Thomas A. Wendorf: Greene’s Mystery Stories – Santiago Henríquez Jiménez: Graham
Greene’s Novels Seen in the Light of His Religious Discourse.