American Heretic

American Heretic

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A powerful new portrait of the nineteenth-century preacher and intellectual who rejected the teaching authority of the Bible and challenged the status quo on slavery and women's rights reveals a revolutionary figure who drew his inspiration from the same religious tradition he rejected. (Biography)By aquot;work, aquot; he has in mind especially manual work. He deplores the widespread aversion to it. Young men, he says, children of hard-toiling parents, are ashamed of their fathersa#39; occupation and seek to flee it. Parker relates an anecdote aboutanbsp;...

Title:American Heretic
Author:Dean Grodzins
Publisher:Univ of North Carolina Press - 2002


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