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Dissenter in a Great Society: A Christian View of America in Crisis
Dissenter in a Great Society A Christian View of America in Crisis Author:William Stringfellow Frank William Stringfellow (April 26, 1928 - March 2, 1985) was a renowned American lay theologian during the 1960s and 1970s. — Stringfellow's foremost contribution to theological thought is to see in "images, ideologies, and institutions" the primary contemporary manifestations of the demonic powers and principalities often mentioned in the Bib... more »le. This outlook made him categorically suspicious of activities of governments, corporations, and other organizations, including the institutional churches, a viewpoint that placed him at odds with the nearly-ubiquitous "progressive" sentiments of the mid-20th century. In the mid-1960s, he defended Bishop James Pike against charges of heresy lodged against him by his fellow Episcopal bishops, believing them moved more by politics (i.e., appeasement of the denomination's conservatives such as Southerners and the wealthy) than serious faith.