Adiaphora and the Dark Extremes of an Eccentric Faith

Seth Perry

is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago Divinity School and a Mellon Fellow in Early American Literature and Material Texts at the University of Pennsylvania’s McNeil Center for Early American Studies.

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June 25th, 2012

How do we respect the depth of a Christian snake handler’s faith — and talk about it without caricaturing or lauding his life?