The Cage and the Cross is a Christian novel of salvation based on an actual person, a prisoner in Pretoria Central Prison who committed suicide in 1975.
Like James Joyce's character, Stephen Daedalus, Denton searches deeply into his soul, seeking to communicate and understand the consciousness of his race. Questioning his reason for living, Denton preaches the Gospel to prisoners in Pretoria Central Prison. Humphrey Muller's blending of narrative and stream of consciousness, interspersed with poetic epiphany, captures the complex climate of Denton's spiritual journey. Muller writes on a high, dramatic level, never in danger of losing the tension of a conflict that leads his character away from a fundamentalist belief in Christian doctrine to a wider acceptance of Christ and salvation through grace.
Author Biography: Humphrey Muller, MA (Wales), Ph.D. (London), D.Litt (OFS), D.Ed. (SA), was Professor and head of the Department of English at the University of the North in South Africa for 10 years. He is the author of numerous textbooks and literary studies. In 1988 he left his academic career to move to Scotland to devote more time to creative writing.
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