Sermons in novels? Best ones?

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adjunctatlas:
Am putting together some material for a possible course and in one part would like to talk about novelists who write sermons for one of their characters.  Off the top of my head can only think of Mapple in Moby Dick and Panneloux in The Plague—don't remember the name of the priest in Portrait.  I'd be grateful for other suggestions and your evaluations of them.

melba_frilkins:
There must be one in The Scarlet Letter?

systeme_d_:
William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury.
Ralph Ellison, The Invisible Man.
Toni Morrison, Beloved.
John Updike, A Month of Sundays.
Walker Percy, Love in the Ruins.
Flannery O'Connor, Wise Blood.
Louise Erdrich, The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse.

writingprof:
Quote from: systeme_d_ on February 02, 2013,  6:39:42 AM

William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury.
Ralph Ellison, The Invisible Man.
Toni Morrison, Beloved.
John Updike, A Month of Sundays.
Walker Percy, Love in the Ruins.
Flannery O'Connor, Wise Blood.
Louise Erdrich, The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse.


Nice. 

I'll add Ian McEwan's new novel Sweet Tooth.

paddington_bear:
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Richard Wright, Native Son (although the rev. is only speaking to Bigger Thomas, and not a congregation)
James Baldwin, Go Tell It on the Mountain

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