Thomas Wingfold, Curate

by George MacDonald


The main character in this George MacDonald novel is Thomas Wingfold. As the title states, Wingfold is a curate (a clergyman). The story revolves around his personal spiritual journey from doubt to faith. What makes this an engaging plot is the tension between a pastor with personal doubts and a congregation looking to him for spiritual guidance. MacDonald introduces Polwarth, a dwarf in physical stature but a giant in the knowledge of the truth. Set in England, this lengthy novel can move slowly, with more than a dozen pages filled with a single sermon delivered by Wingfold. Those who stick with it are rewarded with a completed journey of faith found.

Wailand Groenendyk
CCEL Staff Writer

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Picture of George MacDonald
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Born: December 10, 1824
Died: September 18, 1905
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