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書名:PASSIONATE PILGRIM, A(ISBN=9780375726163)

版 次:1

頁 數:283

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印刷時間:2006-8-1

開 本:32開

紙 張:膠版紙

印 次:1

包 裝:平裝

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國際標準書號ISBN:9780375726163

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“Thoroughly engaging?. The Pike who emerges from these pages isa true voice without restraint. A fascinating story told by afirst-rate historian.”
–Douglas Brinkley

“This spirited biography never lets go?[Robertson] keeps his viewof the peripatetic Pike clear-eyed and even-handed.”–ProvidenceJournal

“At once sympathetic and probing, provides a fascinating and timelybackdrop to many of the struggles faced by main  today.” –Publishers Weekly

“Meticulously researched and crisply written?An accurate, fairportrait of [a] complicated spiritual iconoclast and theologica .” –Tucson Citizen

 

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James A. Pike, the fifth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese ofCalifornia, was a man of many faces. To some he was an iconoclast,a man decades ahead of his time who modernized the Church andrendered it more progressive and open to inquiry. To others he wasa heretic, who polarized and desecrated the Church. Alwayscontroversial and charismatic, he took America by storm in the1960s with his best-selling books, and his weekly television talkshow, Dean Pike, which won him a cover story in Time. APassionate Pilgrim is an illuminating biography of Pike, and anexamination of the tragedies, triumphs, and difficulties thatshaped his spectacular rise to fame and his mysterious death in theIsraeli desert.

作者簡介


David Robertson is the author of two priorbiographies, of the slave rebel, Denmark Vesey, and of former U.S.Secretary of State, James F. Byrnes, and is the author of ahistorical novel about John Wilkes Booth. His poetry has appearedin the Sewanee Review and other journals, and he had providedpolitical and literary commentary to ABC News and the WashingtonPost. He currently is researching the memories of the battle of theAlamo in 1836 and also the lives of Native Americans on thesouthern frontier in the early nineteenth century. He was educatedin Alabama, and lives in Ohio.