Monday, December 29, 2014

Robert P. George on the American phenomenon of Billy Graham

Robert P. George, "'America's Pastor,' About Billy Graham, by Grant Wacker" (Sunday Book Review, December 19, 2014):
I grew up in West Virginia as a Catholic in a Protestant culture, the kind we would today describe as evangelical. We Catholics had the pope — but he was a distant and, to be blunt, foreign figure. Our Protestant neighbors had Billy Graham, the friend of presidents, business magnates and celebrities, who through the magic of television was a frequent, familiar guest in the homes of ordinary people; and he was as American as apple pie....

[Hat tip to JM]