Waiting for the Apocalypse/Dating Jesus

A fundamentalist childhood has become a hot commodity on the literary market. Memoirs like Born Again and Again, by Jon M. Sweeney; My Fundamentalist Education, by Christine Rosen; and Frank Schaeffer’s much discussed Crazy for God, about his childhood at L’Abri Fellowship and involvement in the religious right, have given readers a glimpse into the world of fundamentalist Christianity. Waiting for the Apocalypse, by Veronica Chater, about her family’s search for a Catholicism free from Vatican II liberalizations, and Dating Jesus, Susan Campbell’s account of a gender-circumscribed Protestant childhood, are the two most recent works in the widening pool of literature about growing up fundy.


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