By Erik Reece
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 neighborhood. whereas Erik grew up with a conflicted courting with Christianity, he abruptly stumbled on convenience within the Jefferson Bible. encouraged by way of the textual content, he undertook what could develop into a non secular 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 booklet approximately own, political, and ancient demons-and the geniuses we needs to name upon to wrestle them.
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An American Gospel: On Family, History, and the Kingdom of God by Erik Reece