The Dear And Glorious Physician Analysis

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Responding to the call of the Creator with reference to St.Luke in “The Dear and glorious Physician” by Taylor Caldwell STELLA.A ASSISTANT PROFESSOR DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH BACAS Taylor Caldwell addressed religious themes in her works. Caldwell has chosen in this novel, the grand, the splendid means to describe the story of St.Luke. Her own travels through the Holy land and tears of meticulous research made Dear and Glorious Physician, a fully developed portrait of a complex and brilliant man. The objective of the paper is to portray how a man who loves God in his childhood. As an adolescent due to bitterness and sorrow hates God. Finally as a middle aged man heseeks God and the revelation that he acquires helps him to know about the God and helps how to respond to God’s will.Today St.Luke is known as the author of the third Gospel of the New Testament, but two thousand years ago he is Lucanus, a Greek, a man from a Greek family. The story of Lucanus or St.Luke is the story of every man in this world. In the words of Caldwell, “the story of…show more content…
While writing his eyes are filled with tears and his heart swell with adoration. After writing about crucifixion, he plans to add more after gathering information from Mary and Jesus’ disciples. He visits many places and gets firsthand information about Jesus.The physician meets James and John ‘Sons of thunderstorm’ (465),informs them that he is a Christian and about the gospel he is writing. John starts explaining about Christ’s miracles and His teachings, John the Baptist and the great revelations. Anxious to meet Mary, mother of Jesus, he leaves for Nazareth and gathers more information from His mother, Mary who has heard His voice, preaching.The interview with Mary is very fruitful. Lucanus after receiving blessings from Mary leaves to do his
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