Religion: Portraits of Preachers

What manner of man is the U. S. preacher? He may be Liberal, Moderate or Fundamentalist, poet, teacher or mystic. He is less the scholar-theologian than his brothers in England and Scotland; more the pastor-executive-publicist. He is entertaining and vivacious, but restrained in comparison with the thunderers of half a century ago. He speaks over the radio. He publishes as many volumes of sermons in a year as were published in a decade prior to 1890. He is about 54 years old. "It is doubtful if there has been another period in American...

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