Owen Meany And John Religion

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Faith in god is not something that John has much of; however, it fluctuates throughout the novel. Specifically, John’s experiences with Owen change his views about the existence of a higher power. As a child, John was rather faithful, and the reader get the impression that while John is not the most dedicated Christian, he is committed to his religion of Congregationalism. He goes to Sunday school and explains clearly in the beginning of the novel that “I am a Christian because of Owen Meany” (1). It is the reason for his faith, however, that shows how the events in his life do not end up being as marvelous as they seem in the beginning. John ends up only being truly religious after he witnesses the miracle that is Owen’s death. Even Reverend

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