Jerry Falwell

Elizabeth Marino, Bobby Kennedy, and Jerry Falwell

DebrisOn entering the world of Elizabeth Marino’s  new book Debris, we settle into a gentle, guided exploration of memory and desire, regret, intimation, and salvation. Her poetry calms the spirit, but it also challenges the heart. She challenges us to remember things of substance from our own lives; she challenges us to act without ever issuing a call to action.

The Funeral of John R. Rice (and My Dinner with Jerry Falwell)

“THE SWORD OF THE LORD…and of John R. Rice.”—from the masthead of John R. Rice’s newspaper, which began publication in 1935. The following is an excerpt from Andrew Himes' book, The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family.

A fundamentalist reviews "The Sword of the Lord"

Subtitled The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family, this book deals with the historical background which gave rise to Fundamentalism, the culture of Fundamentalism, the battles of Fundamentalism, and the relationship of all of these to the Rice family. Andrew Himes, grandson of famed evangelist John R. Rice, writes with amazing honesty about his feelings and struggles with Fundamentalism. Each chapter opens with some sort of personal anecdote before delving into the history, happenings, ideas, and personalities of Fundamentalism.

Podcast (Free Sample) of "The Sword of the Lord"

Introduction to The Sword of the Lord

"Christian fundamentalism in America emerged a century ago, the faith of generations of immigrants who had experienced war and revolution, removal and upheaval, and in response to the Enlightenment and the scientific revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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