Title: Horsefeathers and Applesauce: The True Story of Bishop Frank Hamilton Rice
Author: Inez Hunt and Wanetta W. Draper
Description: Signed by both authors. This edition signed and numbered [584/1000]. Staple-bound in printed card covers. Covers show light wear. 27 pages. 8.5 x 5.5 inches.
Biography of the humanist, liberal, iconoclastic, and often irreverent and comic bishop from Colorado. Frank Hamilton Rice (1881-1945) founded the independent Liberal Church in Denver in 1923. The tenets of his religion were, primarily, to do good, seek truth, act according to common sense, and live rationally and intelligently. In opposition to conservative churches (and prohibition) he introduced Pabst Blue Ribbon as a sacramental drink, incorporated a barber chair as church equipment, protested against the saying of mechanical prayers by praying by punching keys on an adding machine. P.T. Barnum was declared the first saint of the church. Outreach missions were created, including the Church of Sane Civilization, which provided food and clothing for the destitute.
Binding: Staple bound soft cover
Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Sage Books
Keywords: Denver, Colorado, history, liberal Christianity, humanism, humanist, religion, parody religion, Liberal Church,
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