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Preachers and Misfits, Prophets and Thieves The Minister in Southern Fiction

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ISBN-10: 0664232248

ISBN-13: 9780664232245

Edition: 2008

Authors: G. Lee Ramsey

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Lee Ramsey mines the riches of Southern fiction to discover a colourful assortment of ministers who arose from the religious South.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 10/31/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Whose Voice Is That? The Vocation of the Minister and Southern Fiction
Riding the Word: The Minister as Preacher
Giving Them Transcendence: Ralph Ellison, Juneteenth
Too Good a Community to Be Tore Apart by Arguin': Terry Kay, The Year the Lights Came On
Lower than a Snake's Belly: Michael Morris, A Place Called Wiregrass
You Didn't Even Count Before: The Minister as Evangelist
Baptizing Your Pain in the River of Life: Flannery O'Connor, "The River"
Behold, the Zombie of the Empty: Barry Hannah, Yonder Stands Your Orphan
Pour Out Your Hearts: The Minister as Pastor
I'm Strongly in Favor of Prayer, but ... : William Hoffman, "The Question of Rain"
We Use Only First Names in Our Place of Worship: Anne Tyler, Saint Maybe
Lift Up Your Hearts: The Minister as Priest
I Could Not Have Told Anyone Else: Walker Percy, Lancelot
The Grace of Daily Obligations: Gail Godwin, Evensong
Lying and Conniving and Claiming It as Heaven-Sent: The Minister as Con Man, Seducer, and Thief
God Don't Eat Okra: Zora Neale Hurston, Jonah's Gourd Vine
Lying, Cheating, and Stealing to Arrive at the Ultimate Good: Martin Clark, Plain Heathen Mischief
A Good Church Slogan Is Hard to Come By: The Minister as Church Politician, Institutional Salesman, and Company Manager
God Wants It Done Now: Will Campbell, The Convention
He's on His Way Up: Cassandra King, The Sunday Wife
Burning Coals upon Their Lips: The Minister as Prophet
Changed Just about Everything Round Here: Ernest Gaines, In My Father's House
Relieving the Suffering of Old Folks at Homes: Clyde Edgerton, Lunch at the Piccadilly
Signs Will Follow Them That Believe: The Minister as Misfit and Mystic
If You've Been Redeemed, I Wouldn't Want to Be: Flannery O'Connor, Wise Blood
Taking Up Serpents: Lee Smith, Saving Grace
Out in the Open: The Minister as Community Person
Nothing out of the Ordinary: Richard Bausch, "Design"
Selected Bibliography