Definition of The Power and the Glory from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

The Power and the Glory

 
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a novel (1940) by Graham Greene. It tells the story of a Roman Catholic priest trying to escape from Mexico at a time when his religion has been made illegal. He is caught and killed when he returns to help a dying man. The novel, considered by many people to be Greene's best, examines his usual themes of religion, moral choices and human weakness.