Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) was one of the most influential writers of the 1st half of the 20th century. He was a skeptic about religion but had a keen eye and a sharp tongue. It was he who described Sister Aimee’s religion as “magic and noise.” He was a newspaper man, a columnist, and a scholar of the English language and he did it all without so much as a college education. Mencken has been a fascination of Darryl Hart’s for a long time and now he’s gone and done something about it: He’s written a new religious biography of Menken, Damning Words: The Life and Religious Times of H. L. Menken just published by Eerdmans and available on Amazon and at good book stores everywhere.
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