An American Gospel

On Family, History, and the Kingdom of God
Product Number: EB00389284
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101028643
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Description

From the award-winning author of Lost Mountain, a stirring work of memoir, spiritual journey, and historical inquiry. At the age of thirty-three, Erik Reece's father, a Baptist minister, took his own life, leaving Erik in the care of his grandmother and his grandfather-also a fundamentalist Baptist preacher, and a pillar of his rural Virginia community. While Erik grew up with a conflicted relationship with Christianity, he unexpectedly found comfort in the Jefferson Bible. Inspired by the text, he undertook what would become a spiritual and literary quest to identify an "American gospel" coursing through the work of both great and forgotten American geniuses, from William Byrd to Walt Whitman to William James to Lynn Margulis. The result of Reece's journey is a deeply intimate, stirring book about personal, political, and historical demons-and the geniuses we must call upon to combat them.

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Author(s): Erik Reece
Original Publish Date: Apr 02, 2009

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Author(s): Erik Reece
Narrator(s): Chris Abell
Product Number DD42764
Released: Apr 30, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982617868
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Author(s): Erik Reece
Narrator(s): Chris Abell
Product Number Z100144923
Released: Apr 30, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982617905

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