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The Body: Soul of American Evangelicalism?

MARCH 2007: ESSAY by Margaret Bendroth One summer during high school, my younger sister and I had a contest to see who could read the most books by Grace Livingston Hill. Almost a century ago, the prolific Mrs. Hill (whom we imagined as large and lonely) churned out scores of Christian Endeavor romance novels that would subsequently be reissued as pastel-covered paperbacks in the 1970s. Those formulaic stories of "love and faith," filled with sleazy flappers and slick-haired roues, fresh…
Margaret Bendroth
March 16, 2007