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The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family by [Himes, Andrew]

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A superbly written story with a unique space in the literary contributions to the history of faith and culture in America; a story of how circumstances shape belief, faith, and culture. --The Next Wave: Church and Culture (the-next-wave.info)

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I am a Seattle writer with a unique perspective on fundamentalism and evangelicalism, as the son, grandson, great-grandson, brother, nephew, and cousin of Baptist preachers. My granddad, John R. Rice, was a prominent fundamentalist leader, founder of the Sword of the Lord newspaper, and mentor to younger preachers such as Billy Graham and Jerry Falwell. I was a youthful rebel first arrested for "illegal use of a bullhorn" in 1969 as an antiwar protester, and then I tried (and failed) to overthrow the imperialist bourgeoisie during the 70s. Only later in life did I begin a spiritual journey to reconnect with and redefine my family's spiritual heritage.

I produced the 2004 film Voices in Wartime, a documentary that uses poetry to explore the trauma of war. I was co-editor of the Voices in Wartime Anthology, and director of the short film on PTSD, Beyond Wartime. Then, in 2005 I founded the Voices Education Project, which amplifies the voices of veterans and civilian witnesses to war, in order to heal the wounds of war and create a more peaceful world.

In the early 90s I helped pioneer Microsoft's embrace of the Internet by managing the company's first web team, and was a founding editor of the Microsoft Developer Network. In the 80s I founded the premiere Macintosh programming magazine, MacTech Journal, and was the author of books on multimedia authoring, scripting languages, hypertext, and expert systems -- the technologies that were the foundation of the modern Internet.

My wife, novelist Alix Wilber, works at the Seattle Aquarium as a grant writer, and we live with our cat Mehitabel and poodles Binti and Moby (the Great White Poo.) I am the dad of Amber Himes Cornell and the granddad of beautiful baby Chiara who has a fantastic giggle. Oh, yes, (in the spirit of full disclosure) I also created the Demented Breakfast Cereal Treat Contest, for which I have no excuse. Finally, I performed in December of 2010 as a member of the choir in Black Nativity at the Intiman Theater in Seattle.

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  • File Size: 1258 KB
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  • Publisher: Chiara Press (November 12, 2010)
  • Publication Date: November 12, 2010
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004C446DC
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