Interesting article and bio’s.
No other end-of-year list can hope to offer such profound juxtapositions: a groundbreaking female Mennonite pastor alongside an “immortalist” con man; the transcendent wisdom of a civil rights leader alongside one of the most hate-filled religious figures in contemporary memory. But here it is, a connect-the-dots portrait of a powerfully complicated American religious landscape, circa 2014.
At Religion Dispatches: SNAKE-HANDLERS, FALSE MESSIAHS, AND A FEW GREAT SOULS: 14 WHO DIED IN 2014
*Edited to add there are a number of other very interesting “end of 2014” stories posted today at Religion Dispatches, which include the two below: