The Hammer of God (short story)

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"The Hammer of God" is a short story by G. K. Chesterton. It features his detective, Father Brown, and was published in the short story collection The Innocence of Father Brown (1911).

It is a story about two brothers: "Colonel Bohun, a drunkard and playboy, and Reverend Bohun, curate of an Anglican church."[1] Jennifer Halloran notes that it echoes the story of Cain and Abel: the curate murders his brother.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Halloran, Jennifer A. (2007). "Hammer of God, The". The Facts on File Companion to the British Short Story. Infobase Publishing. p. 177. Retrieved 14 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>