Sunday, October 30, 2016

"Would Have Been Well at Home in the 1840s or 1890s"

"Chick was born in Los Angeles in 1924 and was drawn to devout faith while listening to The Old Fashioned Revival Hour, an evangelistic radio program, on his honeymoon. Inspired by 19th-century revival preacher Charles Finney, Chick directed his early cartoons at Christians who had grown complacent in their faith. His tracts can be mesmerizing in their blatant ugliness, both aesthetically and ideologically."

Ruth Graham in Slate connects the recently deceased Evangelical-Protestant cartoonist Jack Chick to America's long history of anti-Catholicism.

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