|Timely and Timeless: The Wisdom of E. Burdette Backus Price: $14.95 ||
Burdette was a celebrated representative of humanistic liberal religion, widely respected for his popular radio ministry and as a spiritual leader of a congregation noted for its activist support of civil rights, First and Fourteenth Amendment civil liberties, world peace, mental health, and religious expressions deeply rooted in principles of freedom, reason, tolerance, and social responsibility. He became a shining example of a broad-gauged liberal minister, rich in compassion, gentleness, courage, personal dignity, scholarly grounding, equally appreciative of scientific method and democratic values - a good person, a good parson, a good world citizen.
It is a delight that many of his choice radio addresses and sermons are once again to available, with fresh readers inspired by how clear, spare, persuasive, and eloquent he was as a preacher. Savor this recovery of Burdette's radio and pulpit sermons, and be amazed at how current, gripping, and challenging they are.