Andrew Himes

Andrew Himes Quotes

United States, Author
January 31, 1950

Andrew Himes was the founding executive director of the Charter for Compassion, launched in 2008 by and Karen Armstrong, with the mission of supporting the emergence of a "global compassion movement". He is the author of The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family. Himes' grandfather was John R. Rice, dean of American fundamentalists for decades until his death in 1980, and mentor to many younger Baptist preachers including Billy Graham and Jerry Falwell, as well as founding editor of The Sword of the Lord newspaper. Himes' great-grandfather, Will Rice, was a preacher, a Texas State senator, and a leading member of the Ku Klux Klan in Texas during the 1920s.:p.167

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