By Ira Rifkin
75 those that replaced the area is a superb, provocative choice of brief biographies of reformers, students, martyrs and mystics – of many religions – who shook up spiritual idea and perform within the 20th century. the quick profiles make attention-grabbing examining – and, frequently, discovery – and the quotations and bibliographies following every one profile make this a good extra important source. it truly is an admiring and instructive survey of influential religious practitioners and pioneers. a party of the human spirit, excellent for either seekers and believers, the curious and the passionate, thinkers and doers, seventy five those that replaced the area is an authoritative advisor to the main inventive religious rules and activities of the previous century – a problem for us this day.
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As a child, he said he witnessed three white men tormenting and lynching a black man. Blood from the hanged man is supposed to have dripped upon him, sealing the evil of the white men in his mind forever. In the 1920s Poole and his wife, Clara, left the South for Detroit as part of the great migration of rural blacks to urban areas in the North. Unemployed during the Depression, Poole went to hear the preaching of Wallace D. Fard, who taught that African Americans were the “Original People,” royal Muslims transplanted by evil white slavers from the holy city of Mecca.
This Is That: Personal Experiences, Sermons, and Writings of Aimee Semple McPherson. Los Angeles: Bridal Call Publishing House, 1921. Books about Aimee Semple McPherson Blumhofer, Edith. Aimee Semple McPherson: Everybody’s Sister. : Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1993. Epstein, Daniel Mark. Sister Aimee: The Life of Aimee Semple McPherson. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993. Organization International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, Corporate Headquarters, 1910 W. , Ste. 200, Los Angeles, CA 90026-0176.
Time is a continuum, of course, and in many ways the twentieth century was a mere continuation of events and processes that can be traced back hundreds of years, to the Enlightenment and the philosophical, social, and economic changes that flowed from it, and even further into the recesses of human history. Yet the implications of the changes unfolding over time seemed to come together more quickly in the twentieth century than ever before. Suddenly, it seemed, religions and their underlying spiritual philosophies were free to break their cultural constraints, giving rise to unprecedented interfaith exchanges.