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God's Rascal : J. Frank Norris and the Beginnings of Southern Fundamentalism - Barry Hankins

God's Rascal

J. Frank Norris and the Beginnings of Southern Fundamentalism

Paperback

Published: 15th April 2010
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" Colorful and outrageous, influential yet despicable, J. Frank Norris was a preacher, newspaper publisher, political activist, and all-around subject of controversy. One of the most despised men in traditional Southern Baptist circles, he was also the man most responsible for bringing hard-edged fundamentalism to the South. Barry Hankins traces Norris, the ""Texas Cyclone,"" from his boyhood in small-town Texas to his death in 1952. Despite scandals, Norris was a man of considerable public influence who traveled the owrkd, corresponded with congressmen, and attended president's Hoover's inaguration at Hoover's invitation. Through his preaching career he battled anyone and everyone he saw as part of the leftist conspiracy to foist liberalism and immorality on America. This account reveals a remarkable man who helped shape the current American religious landscape.

""Truth, as the old saying goes, can sometimes be stranger than fiction. In an important way, the book sketches out most of the major characteristics of American fundamentalism during these years while it addresses the details of Norris's personal ministry." --Church History" --

ISBN: 9780813126111
ISBN-10: 0813126118
Series: Religion in the South
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 15th April 2010
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.34