Shades of Green(E) in the Post-Conciliar Church

Shades of Green(E) in the Post-Conciliar Church SHADES OF GREEN(E) IN THE POST-CONCILIAR CHURCH ANTHONY H NEWBURY At the beginning of the closing decade of the twentieth century, two of the oldest and most celebrated Western men of letters continued to write and publish.' Bom in the infancy of our present century - Julien in 1900 and Graham in 1904 - both writers have produced a consider- able and varied body of work in old age. In Julien Green's case this has included his trilogy of novels set in the American South before and during the Civil War, and also drama and the ongoing publication of the journal. For Graham Greene, advancing age saw not only a signifi- cant addition to the novel with the 1982 appearance of Monsignor Qzcixote but also works which clearly revealed his continuing commitment to decency and fair play in politics, both locally and in the international arena.2 Members of the Roman Catholic Church for a great many years, both men, despite their protests, have had to put up with the label of 'Catholic writer'.? In each case, an upbringing in the Anglican Church was followed by conversion to Roman Catholicism, by adhesion to a religion that inevitably coloured the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Religion and Theology Brill

Shades of Green(E) in the Post-Conciliar Church

Religion and Theology, Volume 7 (4): 69 – Jan 1, 2000

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© 2000 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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SHADES OF GREEN(E) IN THE POST-CONCILIAR CHURCH ANTHONY H NEWBURY At the beginning of the closing decade of the twentieth century, two of the oldest and most celebrated Western men of letters continued to write and publish.' Bom in the infancy of our present century - Julien in 1900 and Graham in 1904 - both writers have produced a consider- able and varied body of work in old age. In Julien Green's case this has included his trilogy of novels set in the American South before and during the Civil War, and also drama and the ongoing publication of the journal. For Graham Greene, advancing age saw not only a signifi- cant addition to the novel with the 1982 appearance of Monsignor Qzcixote but also works which clearly revealed his continuing commitment to decency and fair play in politics, both locally and in the international arena.2 Members of the Roman Catholic Church for a great many years, both men, despite their protests, have had to put up with the label of 'Catholic writer'.? In each case, an upbringing in the Anglican Church was followed by conversion to Roman Catholicism, by adhesion to a religion that inevitably coloured the

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