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The Other Preacher in Lynchburg: My Life Across Town from Jerry Falwell

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After teaching for a number of years, John Killinger, eager to be a pastor, was offered a church in Lynchburg, Virginia. It was in the 1980s when Jerry Falwell had a congregation there. Falwell had just started the Moral Majority movement and had helped to get Ronald Reagan elected president. In 1983, a Good Housekeeping national poll rated Jerry Falwell the second most

Hardcover, 224 pages
Published March 17th 2009 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Brian Bojo
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A story of Jerry Falwell's empire as seen through the eyes of a mainline protestant pastor whose church was across town from Dr. Falwell in Lynchburg during the height of the Moral Majority. The author, a liberal theologian in the tradition of Neibuhr and Barth, shares personal stories of both positive and negative interactions with Dr. Falwell. He also broadens the text into a critique of fundamentalism; though his critique is more anecdotal than academic, and his target was not fundamentalism ...more
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I picked it up on a whim and on a whim I read it. It was sort of interesting --- certainly not life-changing. Seemed a little like self-justification, but that's the point, isn't it? How do you state your case in response to nonsense without sounding just a little bit petulant?
Stephen Deloney
remarkable story of one man's encounter with the infamous founder of much of modern day popular religion in america. The author writes in a very human, and yet in a subtly pastoral manner.
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The Rev. Dr. John Killinger lives with his wife, Anne, in Warrenton, Virginia. A former pastor in Baptist, Presbyterian and Congregational churches, he also taught for fifteen years at Vanderbilt Divinity School and was Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Samford University in Birmingham. He is the author of over 50 books, among them God, The Devil, and Harry Potter. Because Dr. Kil ...more
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