Author: Wright, Harold Bell
Genre: Fiction
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Tags: Church

As I continue to read through all nineteen books by HBW, I’ve come to my first real disagreement with the esteemed author in this, his thirteenth, book written in 1927.  Wright creates a typical context of early 1900s America.  This, ironically to me, is set in Kansas City, MO and a small town northwest of the city.  A rich Christian former-preacher-turned-businessman challenges the small town churches to drop their denominational names and converge into one church.  The reasons given have to do with financial dishonesty, doctrinal differences, a lack of social purposes, and other contrived things that made a popular story even back then.  It disappointed me that Wright would be so anti-denominational even in the 1920s.  However, this has only rarely come up in his other writings.

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