An American Gospel: On Family, History, and the Kingdom of by Erik Reece PDF

By Erik Reece

ISBN-10: 1594484457

ISBN-13: 9781594484452

ISBN-10: 1594488592

ISBN-13: 9781594488597

From the award-winning writer of Lost Mountain, a stirring paintings of memoir, non secular trip, and historic inquiry.

on the age of thirty-three, Erik Reece's father, a Baptist minister, took his personal existence, leaving Erik within the care of his grandmother and his grandfather-also a fundamentalist Baptist preacher, and a pillar of his rural Virginia group. whereas Erik grew up with a conflicted dating with Christianity, he abruptly came across convenience within the Jefferson Bible. encouraged by way of the textual content, he undertook what could turn into a religious and literary quest to spot an "American gospel" coursing in the course of the paintings of either nice and forgotten American geniuses, from William Byrd to Walt Whitman to William James to Lynn Margulis. the results of Reece's trip is a deeply intimate, stirring e-book approximately own, political, and old demons-and the geniuses we needs to name upon to strive against them.

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