Review of Himes, The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family

I'll be honest--I didn't expect much from this biography of influential fundamentalist preacher and writer John R. Rice. Knowing that the author, Andrew Himes, was Rice's grandson left me prepared for hagiography and hero worship. I was pleasantly surprised to be proven wrong. The Sword of the Lord examines the life and times of John R. …

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