John Steinbeck, Episcopalian: St. Paul’s, Salinas, Part One

  title={John Steinbeck, Episcopalian: St. Paul’s, Salinas, Part One},
  author={William J. Ray},
  journal={Steinbeck Review},
  pages={118 - 140}
John Steinbeck’s background as a lifelong Episcopalian and his childhood experiences at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salinas, California, strongly influenced significant events in his later life, the language and structure of several of his greatest works, his treatment of belief in some of his most memorable characters, and the meaning of certain key passages in his fiction and nonfiction. An original interpretive examination of the pre-Episcopal religious history of his father’s family, the… 
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