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A Passionate Pilgrim: A Biography of Bishop James a. Pike

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James A. Pike, the fifth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California, was a man of many faces. To some he was an iconoclast, a man decades ahead of his time who modernized the Church and rendered it moreprogressive and open to inquiry. To others he was a heretic, who polarized and desecrated the Church. Always controversial and charismatic, he took America by storm in the 1960s with his best-selling books, and his weeklytelevision talk show, Dean Pike, which won him a cover story in Time. A Passionate Pilgrim is an illuminating biography of Pike, and an examination of the tragedies, triumphs, anddifficulties that shaped his spectacular rise to fame and his mysterious death in the Israeli desert.

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Synopsis:

A portrait of James Pike provides a definitive, multifaceted biography of the controversial Episcopal bishop, detailing his iconoclastic views on religion, his liberal influence on the church, his troubled personal life, and his mysterious death in Israel.

About the Author

David Robertson is the author of two prior biographies, of the slave rebel, Denmark Vesey, and of former U.S. Secretary of State, James F. Byrnes, and is the author of a historical novel about John Wilkes Booth. His poetry has appeared in the Sewanee Review and other journals, and he had provided political and literary commentary to ABC News and the Washington Post. He currently is researching the memories of the battle of the Alamo in 1836 and also the lives of Native Americans on the southern frontier in the early nineteenth century. He was educated in Alabama, and lives in Ohio.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307424495
Subtitle:
A Biography of Bishop James a. Pike
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Author:
David M. Robertson
Author:
Robertson, David
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Religious
Subject:
Religion : Christianity - Episcopalian
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Christianity - Episcopalianism
Subject:
Bishops
Subject:
Episcopal Church
Subject:
Christianity - Episcopalian
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040901
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
283

Related Subjects

Biography » Historical
Biography » Religious
Religion » Christianity » Episcopalian and Anglican
Religion » Christianity » Pastoral Ministry and Church Leadership

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"Synopsis" by , A portrait of James Pike provides a definitive, multifaceted biography of the controversial Episcopal bishop, detailing his iconoclastic views on religion, his liberal influence on the church, his troubled personal life, and his mysterious death in Israel.
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