God's Rascal : J. Frank Norris & the Beginnings of Southern Fundamentalism (Paperback) - Hankins, Barry

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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.

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Publisher Univ Pr of Kentucky
Mfg Part# 9780813126111
SKU 215404524
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0813126118
Release Date 4/15/2010
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 5.75L x 0.5T
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Editors Note " 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.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0232
Publisher University Press of Kentucky
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