A Thirst for Souls

A Thirst for Souls

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A philosopher son comes to grips with his evangelist father's life and ministry, and his passion for winning lost souls. The author situates Percy Crawford within the fundamentalist movement he encountered in 1923, when he came to Los Angeles to get a college education, and instead got converted at Reuben Torrey's Church of the Open Door. The book identifies Crawford's main contributions to fundamentalism at a critical time in its history the 1930s and '40s when it was languishing and marginalized in American life. Crawford was one of the qyoung men on fireq who effectively used the new medium of radio (and later television) as vehicles for spreading the gospel. His direct and hard-hitting preaching style, together with a high-quality musical program assembled by his wife and life-long partner in evangelism, Ruth, helped to remake the public image of fundamentalism and rekindle the spirit of revivalism.qHis farewell message on Sunday evening, June 22, 1924, was entitled a€œGoodbye to the People of Los Angeles: How to Get Joy ... Eager to learn, Percy quickly came to see him as an authority and as the model of what it meant to be an educated Christian scholar. ... to systematic theology from this book, and it gave him the general framework he used to study the Bible throughout his entire ministry. A thirdanbsp;...

Title:A Thirst for Souls
Author:Dan D. Crawford
Publisher:Susquehanna University Press - 2010


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