George Harcourt is the name of the Dean of Trinity Cathedral (Episcopal) in the 1937 novel Green Light by Lloyd Douglas. When we come into the action of the book, Dean Harcourt has been Dean of Trinity for 20 years. A victim of polio, Dean Harcourt cannot walk. His entire ministry consists of pastoral appointments on weekdays and preaching on Sunday mornings and on special occasions.

His pastoral and religious wisdom is, to be sure, the wisdom of his creator, Lloyd Douglas, who served in the parish ministry for decades before exchanging it for a full-time…

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