Saints and Sinners: Walker Railey, Jimmy Swaggart, Madalyn Murray OHair, Anton LaVey, Will Campbell , Matthew Fox

Saints and Sinners: Walker Railey, Jimmy Swaggart, Madalyn Murray OHair, Anton LaVey, Will Campbell , Matthew Fox by Lawrence Wright 0679761632 9780679761631
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In this fascinating book about religion in America, one of this countrys most probing yet sympathetic journalists puts forth stories not only of real grace but of despair, sexual scandal, and attempted murder. Lawrence Wrights Saints and Sinners are Jimmy Swaggart, who preached a hellfire gospel with rock n roll abandon before he was caught with a, prostitute in a seedy motel; Anton LaVey, the kitsch-loving, gleefully fraudulent founder of the First Church of Satan; Madalyn Murray OHair, whose litigious atheism sometimes resembled a brand of faith; Matthew Fox, the Dominican priest who has aroused the fury of the Vatican for dismissing the doctrine of original sin and denouncing the church as a dysfunctional family; Walker Railey, the rising star of Dallass Methodist church, who, at the pinnacle of his success, was suspected of attempting to murder his wife; and Will Campbell, the eccentric liberal Southern Baptist preacher whose challenges to established ways of thinking have made him a legend in his own time. By letting us listen to their voices and see the individuals in all their complexities, Lawrence Wright has written a richly fascinating book about the passions, triumphs, and failures of the life of faith.

Author: Lawrence Wright

Language: English

Edition: Edition Unstated

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 288

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 1995-05-16


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