Remedial reading list for the MDuren network/great reference
But here, for the reference for folks who should know already, as well as for the throngs of seculars and unitiated that are gonna be storming this blog (LOL) over the next few years to get a context on Frank Page is the scoop.
Really it is no big secret. Just go to any half assed library even in Alabama and check the BX 6400 line. You should have about 12 books there on SBC politics culture, anthropology and Karl Rove and Richard Land.
I got footnoted in two of them, make that three so they deserve top billing
Barry Hankins Uneasy in Babylon
David Morgan The New Crusaders
Oran Smith: The Rise of Baptist Republicanism
Michelle Goldberg's Kingdom Coming. She don't footnote me but we've had some email exchanges me and half her stuff Don Wilkey and I been hawking for about 15 years; she acknowledges Wilkey's help
And here recently Kevin Phillips puts a lot of it in perspective in his 20 odd pages in two different sections of his American Theocracy; including lot of insight he doesn't know where he got and that being Herryman's Southern Cross.
Keep going with Harold Bloom's American Religion; especially before you get too excited about Mitt Romney and the expose in today's Boston Globe about the trouble he is gonna face in the SC Primary
And before that was Nancy Ammerman who witnessed my exchange with Judge Pressler in San Antonio in 88 and before Stewart Newman and before him George Truett in whose namesake church I got saved.
How many folks from Durenland can honestly say they know who Marshall Frady is? I doubt more than two, unless it is the Duren himself; cause I got to give it to his friend up the road, William Thornton, who knew Yates.
Yall are nice people. I give you everything James Ault gives you, cause pretty much you are all I know anyway. Even so it is interesting to see ourselves in some perspective, and Phillips is a good place to start.
If you can't make it to Barnes and Noble tonight, then google up Bill MOyers great "A Time For Heresy" and Randall Balmer's Jesus is Not a Republican; the latest of which I have linked at Marty's active sight, andhere in Wade's world on this blog.
More books as I come to them; but for the most part they are all there, in the BX 6400's.
Look for Nelson Price to have a fire sale on em as soon as he clears Rob Nash out later this summer at Shorter.