Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Evangelical Illinois: Chicago 1997 Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 28. "They had met almost three years ago, when Alyce had come to work part time in the Christian Science Reading Room where Ramsey had found Rebecca. Their relationship had been casual at best, but they would often talk during slow moments or on breaks from work, discussing their shared faith. Rebecca had been impressed with Alyce's devotion, and Alyce, in turn, had looked to Rebecca for her unique insights into the Scriptures. When Rebecca had left the Reading Room to devote her full time and attention to her evangelical movement, Alyce Ruste had been the first to volunteer to join her. She had, as far as Rebecca knew, no one else in her life, nothing save her faith in Jesus and her devotion to Rebecca Chandler. " [Chandler is specifically identified as an Evangelical (pg. 16, 199), and her theology is clearly Evangelical, yet she is here identified as a Christian Scientist. Byrne is apparently unaware of certain distinctions between these Christian groups.]
Evangelical Iowa 2015 Disch, Thomas M. On Wings of Song. New York: St. Martin's Press (1978); pg. 120. "Some years before, in a tight three-way contest, she had been elected to the House of Representatives on the ticket of the American Spiritual Renewal Party. In its heyday the A.S.R.P. had been the rallying point of the Farm Belt's most diehard undergoders [conservative Protestants/Evangelicals], but as their first vision of a spiritually awakened America faded, and especially when the party's leaders were proven to be as venal as run-of-the-mill Republicans and Democrats, its members returned to the G.O.P. or became, like Mrs. Norberg, lone voices crying in a wilderness of political error. " [A.S.R.P. mentioned again pg. 123-125]
Evangelical Iowa 2030 Disch, Thomas M. On Wings of Song. New York: St. Martin's Press (1978); pg. 54+55. "A couple scruffy bibles and a stack of unread (because unreadable) undergod [conservative Protestant/Evangelical] tracts about iniquity, repentance, and how suffering was a matter of rejoicing once you found Christ. Only prisoners with desperately long terms, fifteen to twenty years, ever pretended to take any of that seriously. There was theoretically a better chance to get paroled if you could convince the authorities you were of his existence or nonexistence, as the case might hope was part of the punishment. "
Evangelical Kansas 2030 Huggins, G. Scott. "Bearing the Pattern " in Writers of the Future: Volume XV (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1999); pg. 73. "'Is there something wrong?'

'Possibly... You know the old man who preaches at the union?'

I felt my eyes roll. 'Oh, yeah.' Fred Morrun was the progeny of an old-time preacher family who had made it their personal crusade to deliver the student body of Kansas State from their sinful ways, real or imaginary, for literally generations.

My imagination caught up with me. 'What did you do?' I asked...

'Well, I wouldn't have done anything... but there I was just walking by when he pointed me out, standing there with those thick glasses, yelling about how I'd disfigured the temple of God by bearing the Pattern, and... so . . .' The words came out in a rush. 'So I walked up to him, told him his glasses didn't suit his temple very well either, and before I knew what I was doing I'd grabbed them off his face and thrown them over Anderson Hall. It wasn't my fault that he tried to hit me and just about broke his hand. Stop laughing!' " [Some other refs. not in DB.]

Evangelical Mars 1993 Bova, Ben. "Conspiracy Theory " in Twice Seven. New York: Avon Books (1998; c. 1993); pg. 62. "'But you said the Martians were ahead of us.'

'Technologically, yes. But by no more than a century. And ethically they are light-years ahead of us. Most of us, that is. It is the ethical part that would have been their downfall.'

'I don't understand.'

'Can you imagine a delicate, ethically bound Martian standing in the way of a real-estate developer? Or a packager of tourist trips? The average human politician? Or evangelist? To say nothing of most of the military...' "

Evangelical Mars 2094 Sladek, John. Tik-Tok. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1985; 1st printed 1983); pg. 85. "'It all signifieth nothing,' said Deacon. His own hand... made an automatic Bible-thumping gestur. 'If these people ain't saved by the Reverend Flint Orifice Crusade, they' ain't been saved at all. We got to throw down and break all these false idols, so the good folk of Mars can see the light.'

Our main enemy was a popular creed called Reformed Darwinism... "

Evangelical New Jersey 1996 Bova, Ben. "The Great Moon Hoax or A Princess of Mars " in Twice Seven. New York: Avon Books (1998; c. 1996); pg. 86. "The average Martian has an ethical quotient about equal to St. Francis of Assisi... While they're only a century or two ahead of us technologically, they're light-years ahead of us morally, socially, ethically. There hasn't been a war on Mars in more than a thousand years... If our brawling, battling human nations discovered the fragile, gentle Martian culture, there would be a catastrophe. The Martians would be swarmed under, shattered, dissolved by a tide of politicians..., real-estate developers, evangelists wanting to save their souls, drifters, grifters... "
Evangelical New Mexico: Atocha 2010 Williams, Walter Jon. Days of Atonement. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 237. "Loren had been inclined, for all sorts of good reasons, to disregard the stories, and in any case there hadn't been any complains. Unlike, for example the case of the Evangelical Baptist minister he'd hauled off to jail for statutory rape. Loren had been careful to use only soft-tissue strikes then, gut and groin and kidneys, driving in with the end of his baton--no chance of broken bones to embarrass the department, and scarcely any bruises. Whether the girls had consented or not--and in this particular case it appeared they had--Loren knew damn well they were still someone's daughters. "
Evangelical New York: New York City 1986 Cover, Arthur Byron. "Jesus Was an Ace " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 91-92. "The young preacher thought about that as he watched the television team wandering the street below through the bathroom window of the cheap hotel room he had rented for the night, though he had intended to use it for only a few hours... For a long, torturous moment the young preacher was afraid his tryst with Belinda May was the story the news team was searching for, but he comforted himself with the notion that the news team no doubt prowled this vicinity routinely... " [Many refs. to this character, Reverend Leo Barnett, use 'generic' Protestant terminology, but he is identified as an Evangelical preacher on pg. 102. Most other refs. relating to Rev. Barnett from this story under 'Evangelical.' The same character has been written about in other volumes of series and by other authors, sometimes using different terminology and emphasis. So see also refs. under 'televangelism' and 'Christian Fundamentalist.']
Evangelical New York: New York City 1986 Cover, Arthur Byron. "Jesus Was an Ace " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 92. [Referring to Evangelical preacher Leo Barnett.] "The young preacher didn't like to think sinful thoughts, but under the circumstances he relished the hope the news team would be distracted by a spectacular auto accident a few blocks away, with lots of visual flair in the form of fire and crumpled hoods--but with no fatalities, of course.

The young preacher let the flimsy white curtain drop. He finished his business and while washing his hands with quick, efficient motions, stared at his cadaverous reflection in the mirror over the rust-stained sink. Was he really that unhealthy, or was his pale, yellowish complexion only the result of the unshielded glare of the two naked light bulbs above the mirror? "

Evangelical New York: New York City 1986 Cover, Arthur Byron. "Jesus Was an Ace " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 92. "...he couldn't help but feel out of place in this tacky little hotel room, with this particular woman who just happened to be one of the key staff members of his new Jokertown mission. Not that he was inexperienced. He had done it many times before, with many kinds of women, in rooms like this one. The women had done it because he was famous, or had felt good listening to his sermons, or wanted to feel closer to God. Occasionally, when he himself was having a little difficulty feeling close to God, they'd done it for money, the payments having been arranged by a trustworthy member of his most intimate circle. A few women had foolishly believed they were in love with him, a delusion he generally shattered without much trouble, but only after satiating their carnal desires. " [Many other refs. throughout story (pg. 91 to 129) to this Evangelical televangelist preacher, Leo Barnett.]
Evangelical New York: New York City 1986 Cover, Arthur Byron. "Jesus Was an Ace " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 92. "But nothing in the young preacher's experience had quite prepared him for a woman such as Belinda May, who apparently was here [having sex with him] for the sheer joy of it. He wondered if Belinda May's attitude was typical of unmarried big-city Christian women. Where in the world is Jesus going to come from, he thought, when the time arrives for him to return again? "
Evangelical New York: New York City 1986 Cover, Arthur Byron. "Jesus Was an Ace " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 102. "...he had indeed read the works of Norman Mailer--in particular The Executioner's Song, the exhaustive case-study of the tormented young ace who had been executed for turning nine innocent people into pillars of salt. The young preacher still had a copy of the paperback edition, hidden away in a cabinet drawer in his study in his southwestern Virginia home, where it was unlikely to be seen by anybody else. Many other books of dubious moral content were hidden away in the same drawer, and in many others, concealed from the curiosity of his closest associates the way other evangelical preachers might conceal the contents of their liquor cabinets. " [Also pg. 101.]
Evangelical New York: New York City 1987 Martin, George R. R. "All the King's Horses " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 146. "'...our next president may be a religious charlatan [Rev. Leo Barnett] who loves my people [the jokers] so much he wants to quarantine them...' "
Evangelical North America 2000 Knight, Damon. Rule Golden in Three Novels. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 58. "Following this, a wave of millennial enthusiasm swept the continent; Christians and Jews everywhere feasted, fasted, prayed and in other ways celebrated the imminent Second (or First) Coming of Christ. Evangelistic and fundamentalist sects garnered souls by the million. "
Evangelical Oklahoma 2008 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 51. [News broadcast.] "'Meanwhile, across Interstate 40 in Oklahoma, the Reverend Brigman [of the Faith Christ Evangelical Ministry of Waterhaven, Oklahoma] had this to say:'

'These seventeen people, these children, are messengers of hope. They are messengers of life. They are messengers of faith. The Lord our God has sent them to enlighten us, to aid us on our journey. They are Angels, my friends, come to enrapture the faithful and gather us into God's bosom, to teach us how to become like them, like children, God's messengers.' "

Evangelical Oklahoma 2008 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 141. [News report.] "'I have adopted these children in order to save them. In turn, they can save us. They have been blessed by God, touched with the miracle of the Word, the wondrous miracle of His love. They are victims of fear and hate, but God has sent them to us as a sign of his love and commitment to give life eternal to those who accept Jesus Christ into their hearts. Amen.'

'That was the taped statement from The Reverend Jim Brigman on why he has become the custodian on record for Alisa Bardnoth and Harold Coner, two of the so-called Rewound Children... One of the children Brigman adopted, Alisa Bardnoth, apparently cut her wrists [prior to the adoption]... No other information is available, either from Brigman's statement or from his church, the Faith Christian Ministry. A reliable source in the church, however, told CNN Brigman had heard of the plight of the two and immediately started adoption procedures...' "

Evangelical Oklahoma 2008 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 184-185. "'If Brigman ever gets through sermonizing,' Virginia said. 'He's been going on for an hour. Really inspired though. The congregation has been responding like an old-time revival.'

'That should not be surprising,' said a slim woman... 'Jim Brigman started preaching in front of abortion clinics at the age of ten. by the time he was fifteen, he'd started his own church, the results of which you see around him.'

Indeed, the monitor showed arching metal beams sweeping upward out of sight toward the ten-story spire, the icon of the church. Three-story-tall stained-glass windows rose above the choir of a Hundred Joyous Voices, one window showing the Nativity, the other the Resurrection, each window glowing with light. A cross as tall as the windows hung on the wall between; the figure of Christ and the vertical post were said to have been carved out of one California Redwood tree. " [Scene, with Brigman's preaching and incident, continues pg. 185-188.]

Evangelical Ontario 1992 Huff, Tanya. Blood Trail. New York: DAW Books (1992); pg. 283. [An Evangelical Christian holds Celluci at gunpoint. When the police arrive, the Evangelical Christian thinks they have been influenced by Satan.] "'You're with the police?' The rifle barrel dipped toward the floor.

'He's consorting with Satan's creatures!' Mark snapped...

The rifle barrel came up. 'The police are not immune to the temptations of the devil.' He peered at Celluci. 'Have you been saved?'

'Mr. Biehn, I'm a practicing Catholic, and I will recite for you the 'Lord's Prayer,' the 'Apostles' Creed,' and three 'Hail Marys,' if you like.' Celluci's voice grew gentle, the voice of a man who could be trusted. 'I understand why you've been shooting these people. I really do. But hasn't it occurred to you that God has plans you're not aware of and maybe, just maybe, you're wrong?' " [More, pg. 284-285. The Evangelical is apparently the novel's bad guy, the one who has been murdering the wers.]

Evangelical Ontario 1995 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 162. "About a mile from my old church, now an evangelical centre, there is a Coptic Orthodox Church. There is a mosque. "
Evangelical Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 130. [Dr. Jericho's conversation with T'kna, one of an alien species known as Wreeds, reminds him of evangelicals.] "'There are some humans who devote that much of their time to prayer,' I said, 'but I'm not one of them.'

'Prayer it is not,' said the translator. 'We desire nothing material from God; we wish merely to speak with him/her/it. And you should do the same; only one foolish would fail to spend considerable time trying to communicate with a God whose existence has been proved.'

I'd encountered evangelical humans before--possible more than my share, since my public talks on evolution often earned their wrath. When I was younger, I used to occasionally argue with them, but these days, I normally just smile politely and walk away. "

Evangelical Ontario: Toronto 2011 Sawyer, Robert J. The Terminal Experiment. New York: HarperCollins (1995); pg. 211-212. "A round man with a shock of white hair... was walking down the sidewalk. Peter noticed him doing a double take as he passed them. He was getting used to that; he'd had enough press lately that people were recognizing him on the streets. But the man didn't move on. Instead, he came toward them.

'You're Peter Hobson, aren't you?' he said. He was about sixty...

'Yes,' said Peter.

'You the guy who discovered the soul signal?'

'Soulwave,' said Peter... 'Yes, that's me.'

'I thought so,' said the man. 'But you know unless your soul is saved, you'll go to hell.'

Cathy took Peter's arm. 'Come on,' she said. But the man moved to block their way. 'Give yourself over to Jesus, Mr. Hobson--it's the only way... Jesus forgives,' said the man. He reached into the pocket of his trench coat... he brought out a worn Bible... 'Hear the word of God, Mr. Hobson! Save your soul!'

Cathy spoke directly to the man. 'Leave us alone.'

'I can't let you go,' said the man... "

Evangelical Sweden 1988 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 61. "The contest became as religious as it was political. There was talk of the need for an evangelical republic in order to restore order and what was called godliness to the land.

There was one Loyalist leader whose gift for demagoguery soon lifted him into a position of holy strategist for the movement. This was apt, if opportunistic, for he was the head pastor of the wealthiest and most aristocrat-packed Lutheran church in Stockholm. His power grew as the King's government weakened... He was chief of those calling for a national oath of Christian fealty, and for a referendum on the question of making Sweden an Evangelical Republic. He was a fearmonger of the first rank, a genius at mass hysteria and at denouncing his detractors as demons... " ['Evangelical' is used here in the European sense, meaning 'Protestant.']

Evangelical Sweden 1988 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 62. "And it was Mord Fiddle who toppled the King's government--more of that shortly. According to what Israel wrote me of that day on the quays, the issue was at the point where the Loyalists believed they could force an election. Mord Fiddle alluded in his speech to the raising of a vigilante force--'Evangelical Brigade'--to storm the King's prison and relieve the King of his burden of Peregrine Ide. "
Evangelical Sweden 1988 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 87. "...his plan for the rescue of Peregrine Ide, who had been condemned that very morning to die that very night by an extraordinary tribunal of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Evangelical Republic of Sweden, a revolutionary vigilante court that had been given its mandate two days before by one of the leading strong men--in plain language, despots--of the revolution, the reverend Mord Fiddle, my grandfather, Minister of Fire. " [More, pg. 88, 93, 95, 116, etc.]
Evangelical Tennessee 2008 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 51. [News broadcast.] "'This is the word from Reverend van Kellin:' [of the Church of Encompassing Faith in Magnolia Springs, Tennessee]

'The Lord says those aliens do not know His glory and have placed among us homunculi that look like human children, sound like human children, but they are not human children. They are agents of a great evil, an evil that seeks to turn us away from the Resurrection, the Life Eternal, and accept a false god and false religion the like we have never seen before.' "

Evangelical United Kingdom: London 1990 Byatt, A.S. Possession. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1990); pg. 27. "This Gotteschalk, a precursor of Luther, even to renouncing his Vows, might be thought in his intransigent predestinarian vision to figure some of the later Evangelicals of our day, and Neighbour Pliable perhaps a satire upon those like myself... "
Evangelical USA 1945 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 22-23. "My maternal grandmother had spoken in tongues. She'd been a suffragette in her early days, but once women had gotten the vote, she no longer had a cause to champion, so she had taken to the evangelical circuit, at first as an audience shrill: On a signal, she would go into paroxysms of ecstasy and roll on the ground with the preacher's summoning of the Spirit upon the crowd; or she would come into a tent meeting on crutches, and then throw them off and walk a the appropriate time. Soon, however, she graduated to preaching, becoming quite well known in evangelical circles. 'Reverend Imogene Arcane, First Lady of the Holy Witness,' was how she billed herself. She had gone off on her own and pitched tents and presided over revival meetings all over the South and Midwest in the Depression and the War years. "
Evangelical USA 1952 Heinlein, Robert A. "Concerning Stories Never Written: Postscript " in Revolt in 2100. New York: Baen (1981); pg. 212. "The country is split up into such a variety of faiths and sects that a degree of uneasy tolerance now exists from expedient compromise; the minorities constitute a majority of opposition against each other. Could it be otherwise? Could any one sect obtain a working majority at the polls and take over the country? Perhaps not--but a combination of a dynamic evangelist, television, enough money, and modern techniques of advertising and propaganda might make Billy Sunday's efforts look like a corner store compared to Sears Roebuck. Throw in a depression for good measure, promise a material heaven here on earth, and a dash of anti-Semitism, anti-Catholicism, anti-Negroism, and... anti-intellectuals here at home and the result might be something quite frightening--particularly when one recalls that our voting system is such that a minority distributed as pluralities in enough states can constitute a working majority in Washington. "
Evangelical USA 1952 Heinlein, Robert A. "Concerning Stories Never Written: Postscript " in Revolt in 2100. New York: Baen (1981); pg. 212. "I imagined Nehemiah Scudder as a backwoods evangelist who combined some of the features of John Calvin, Savonarola, Judge Rutherford and Huey Long. His influence was not national until after the death of Mrs. Rachel Biggs, an early convert who had the single virtue of being the widow of an extremely wealthy man who shared none of her religious myopia--she left Brother Scudder several millions of dollars with which to establish a television station. Shortly thereafter he teamed up with an ex-Senator from his home state; they placed their affairs in the hands of a major advertising agency and were on their way to fameand fortune. Presently they needed stormtroopers; they revived the Ku Klux Klan in everything but the name--sheets, passwords, grips and all. It was a 'good gimmick' once and it still served. Blood at the pols and blood in the streets, but Scudder won the election. The next election was never held. "
Evangelical USA 1952 Heinlein, Robert A. "Concerning Stories Never Written: Postscript " in Revolt in 2100. New York: Baen (1981); pg. 212-213. "I imagined Nehemiah Scudder as... evangelist who combined some of the features of John Calvin, Savonarola, Judge Rutherford and Huey Long... Remember the Klan in the twenties--and how far it got without even a dynamic leader. Remember Karl Marx and note how close that unscientific piece of nonsense called Das Kapital has come to smothering out all freedom of thought on half a planet, without--mind you--the emotional advantage of calling it a religion. The capacity of the human mind for swallowing nonsense and spewing it forth in violent and repressive action has never yet been plumbed. "
Evangelical USA 1952 Heinlein, Robert A. "Concerning Stories Never Written: Postscript " in Revolt in 2100. New York: Baen (1981); pg. 212-213. "No. I probably never will write the story of [Evangelical preacher] Nehemiah Scudder; I dislike him too thoroughly. But I hope that you will go along with me in the idea that he could happen, for the sake of the stories which follow. Whether you believe in the possibility of the postulates of these stories or not, I hope that you will enjoy them--at my age it would be very inconvenient to have to go back to working for a living.


Evangelical USA 1969 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 29. "So every Sunday for most of one school year Ellie went to a regular discussion group at a nearby church. It was one of the respectable Protestant denominations, untainted by disorderly evangelism. "
Evangelical USA 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 15. "'All those stations must make money.'

'Sure they do,' said Bert. 'But not enough to mount an assault on States Broadcasting. Stan, we're talking about half a billion. Probably more.'

'They'll fight him hard,' said Ross. 'My God! He's taking on the Christian right!'

'Sure they will. The evangelical crowd will fight tooth and nail to prevent their stations being taken over by the man they call America's chief pornographer. State management is already looking for a deep pocket.' "

Evangelical USA 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 215. "'...advertising... Multipurpose tools for the home handyman. 'Talking Bibles.' Automobile wax. None of it available in stores.' He shook his head. 'No automobile commercials. No breakfast foods. And, of course, no beer commercials...'

'Not as bad as the program content,' said Trish... 'Adolescent drivel.'

'Nothing worth watching is acceptable the Christian right,' said Asher.

'That's why the stock can be picked up for peanut shells,' said Thad. 'Those fourteen stations are just waiting to be plucked like plums.'

'Not so easy,' said Asher. 'The evangelicals can stir up a political storm.'

'I have a raincoat,' said Thad.

'It will take more than a raincoat to ward off the inquisitors...' "

Evangelical USA 1986 Cover, Arthur Byron. "Jesus Was an Ace " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 128-129. "There's a big place between New York & Los Angeles. It's known as the American Heartland, and for the people who live there, the story of the hour was the one about the [Evangelical] Reverend Leo Barnett proclaiming his candidacy for presidency of the United States. He had laid his hands on the outline of some poor joker and had brought him back from an involuntary trip to parts unknown. He had done something no one had ever done before--using only the power of faith, he had healed a joker. He had proved that the grandest power on earth was the love of the Lord and of Jesus Christ, and he had put some of that love in the body of a creature whose body had been polluted by that obscene alien virus. Even the liberal news media, which had captured that event for all the world to see on videotape, had to admit that the Rev. Leo Barnett had done an amazing thing. Maybe it didn't qualify him to be president, but it certainly set him apart from the pack as someone to watch. "
Evangelical USA 1986 Cover, Arthur Byron. "Jesus Was an Ace " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 129. "Reverend Leo Barnett's standing in the polls became very high, very respectable, almost immediately. Of course a few of the voters were a little concerned about what he was doing in the Edge in the first place, especially with regard to that hotel room he and the young mission worker had checked into, but it wasn't as if either one was married or anything. And there had been talk, which neither would confirm or deny, of an impending engagement announcement. Women in the Democratic party, as it turned out, were particularly impressed that the Reverend Leo Barnett might have found his true love and his political destiny on the same night. If true, then perhaps all that carnage hadn't been in vain.

If God doesn't judge America, he'll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.
presidential candidate "

Evangelical USA 1988 Godwin, P. Waiting for the Galactic Bus. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 108. "'You don't look Jewish.'

'My..., she said it!' Jake's laughter was a dry, wondering bark that had no warmth in it. 'She actually said it. You must have been an evangelical.' "

Evangelical USA 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 91. "'Tom... everything you saw on that... trip . . . everything you witnessed during your trip to the stars . . . I've heard you tell young people this . . . it all bore witness to the truth of God's Word as revealed in the Bible . . . it all bore witness to the glory of Jesus Christ, didn't it, Tom?'

'Absolutely, Paul,' said Gavin. He looked directly into the camera... 'And, Paul, as exciting and thrilling and rewarding as it was to fly to the moon . . . that couldn't compare to the reward I found on the day that I finally accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and personal savior.'

The host turned to the camera and nodded his head as if overcome. The audience applauded. The host's wife began to cry.

...shortly after his distributorship had failed in Sacramento, Gavin had talked about his revelation while on a local radio talk show. Shortly after that he and Deedee had moved out to Colorado to start an evangelical organization. " [Many more refs., not in DB.]

Evangelical USA 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 91. [1] "Baedecker sat up and looked at the television. '. . . we had an eminent scientist on our last program,' the host was saying, 'a Christian and a crusader for equal time for creationism in the schools . . . where children are, I'm sure you're aware, Tom, now being taught only a single, seriously flawed, godless theory that man came from monkeys and other lower life forms . . . and this eminent and respected scientist made the point that with the number of shooting stars that hit the earth each year . . . and you must have seen a lot of them when you were in space, hey, Tom?'

'Micrometeorites were a concern to the engineers,' said Gavin.

'Well, with all those millions of little . . . like little rocks, aren't they? With millions of those striking the earth's atmosphere every year, if the earth was as old as their theory says, what? Three billion years?'

Four and a half, though Baedecker. Idiot.

'Somewhere over four billion,' said Gavin. "

Evangelical USA 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 92. [2] "'Yes,' smiled the host, 'this eminent Christina scientist made the point, in fact, he showed us mathematically, that if the earth was really that old, it'd be buried several miles deep in meteorite dust!'

The audience applauded wildly. The host's wife clasped her hands, praised Jesus over the noise, and rocked back and forth. Gavin smiled and had the good grace to look embarrassed. Baedecker though of the 'orange rock' that he and Dave had brought back from Marius Hills. Argon-39 an argon-40 dating had shown the chunk of troctolite breccia to be 3.950 billion years old. "

Evangelical USA 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 92. [3] "'The problem with the theory of evolution,' Gavin was saying, 'is that it goes contrary to the scientific method. There is no way, given the brief human life span, to observe the so-called evolutionary mechanisms they postulate. The geological data is just too doubtful. Gaps and contradictions show up in those theories all the time, whereas all of the biblical accounts have been confirmed time and time again.'

'Yes, yes,' said the host, nodding his head emphatically.

'Praise be to Jesus,' said his wife.

'We can't trust science to answer our questions,' said Gavin. 'The human intellect is just too fallible.'

'How true, how true,' said the host.

'Praise Jesus,' said his wife, 'God's truth be made known.'

'Amen,' said Baedecker and turned off the television. "

Evangelical USA 1996 Saint-John, Jenn & Tammy Lynne Dunn. "Summer Breeze " in The Ultimate X-Men (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley (1996); pg. 203. "Three days later, Beast [Dr. Henry McCoy] sat alone in his laboratory reading over a new medical journal when he glanced up at the video monitor. On the screen Graydon Creed, the leader of the mutant-hating Friends of Humanity, pounded a small wooden podium like a crazed evangelist. His mouth worked furiously, and out of a sense of morbid curiosity, Beast turned up the volume.

'I tell you people, without mutants and their kind we would not be subjected to threats like the one we had last week. We would not need to live in fear of one of their plagues robbing us of our future, like a thief in the night. We would not have to constantly guard ourselves against this evil if government would put them into forced labor isolation centers, as we have repeatedly advocated. If I am elected to office, I will write a bill that places all mutants in a controlled environment, so as to keep our country safe for the American people--for humans.' "

Evangelical USA 1997 Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 18. "'This woman has come among us as a friend and a champion,' Rebecca Chandler [an Evangelical preacher] was saying, enunciating each word carefully, modulating and controlling the stammer Cassandra knew--from magazine profiles--had vexed Rebecca since childhood. 'She has presented herself as a hero, a role model. A 'super hero,' someone cast in the mold of Charlemagne, of even Jesus Christ Himself--' A pause as the thousands in her immediate audience drew a sharp breath. 'But she is nothing less than the Devil's own! She is nothing less than a demon sent to lure our children from the path of Righteousness!'

'Oh, drop dead!' Cassandra thumbed the power switch on the remote control in her right hand and the image of the small screen shrank... 'The Devil's own!' Yeah, right. Like the woman asleep in the apartment upstairs, probably the best friend Cassie had ever had outside of her mother, could be an agent of Satan. Get a grip, Chandler! "

Evangelical USA 1997 Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 19. "'I mean, it's not air, is it? Rebecca Chandler [an Evangelical preacher] preaches all the time about God and Jesus and everything she believes, and Diana never really says anything about her gods. And, like, she's actually met Zeus and Athena and Hermes and all of them, but she doesn't go around telling everybody they should worship them or something.'

Helena leaned against the frame of the door... 'That's difficult for some people to understand,' she said. 'I don' agree with Rebecca Chandler, and I certainly don't approve of her attacking Diana, but I understand how she must feel. It's perplexing for modern people to be told those old gods really exist.'

'But that's the whole point,' Cassie scowled. 'Chandler says they don't exist. She says Diana is lying about all that and that she's some kind of devil sent by Satan or somebody to lie and corrupt us. Especially us kids, since so many of us think Wonder Woman is way cool.' "

Evangelical USA 1997 Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 23. "'...and she [Rebecca Chandler, Evangelical preacher] hates you--well, hate may be too strong a word, but she sure doesn't like the fact that you represent another theology. I think if you were a member of some sort of cult, if you followed a David Koresh or Reverend Moon..., she wouldn't feel so threatened by you. But your gods, though thought nicely dead and gone, are respected and recognized. And now you come along and now only worship Zeus and Athena and Hera and Apollo and all the rest, but have actually met them. Actually owe your existence to them!' " [Many other refs. to Chandler, the Evangelical preacher, throughout novel, not all in DB. Chandler is the primary villain of the novel.]
Evangelical USA 1997 Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 22-23. "Diana may be Wonder Woman, may be a living Amazon, but she's still naive in so many ways, still ill prepared for the way the world, this world works. 'Rebecca Chandler [an Evangelical] has a lot of followers. Two year ago no one had heard of her; now she claims to have millions of followers. Even Cassie watches her, just so she can make fun of her. But that's the way her message gets through. People hear it, maybe begin to believe it.'

Diana frowned... 'I do not understand why this Chandler woman should be so offended by my very existence. I have said nothing about her faith. I understand there are many gods and goddesses, many faiths.'

Helena nodded. 'But it's not that simple. Rebecca Chandler would be the first, I'm sure, to say they're all the same god, all manifestations of the one true god, but she does not really believe it. Behind closed doors I'll be she thinks her own particular interpretation of scripture is the only one that has any merit...' "

Evangelical USA 2000 Knight, Damon. The Observers. New York: Tor (1988); pg. 26. Pg. 25: "'...We're from the Faith Ministry of Evangelical Churches, and we'd like to talk to you about the Second Coming of Our Lord.' ";

Pg. 26: "'Faith Ministry of Evangelical Churches--or just FMEC will do. What church do you belong to, brother?'

Stevens, who was ready for this, said, 'We haven't been to services lately, because of my wife's condition, but we're Church of the Word.'

LeDoux made a note. 'I'll mention that to Pastor Hembet, if I may.' " [More]

Evangelical USA 2003 Knight, Damon. The Observers. New York: Tor (1988); pg. 69. "The Steering Committee of the Evanston chapter of the Faith Ministry of Evangelical Churches consisted of the Reverend Arthur Hembert of the Church of the Word, the Reverend Lionel Winning of the Apostolic Healing Church, the Reverend Paul Goodhew of the Eastern Baptists, and two laymen, R. T. Fawson and Dick LeDoux. "
Evangelical USA 2008 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 51. [News broadcast.] "'The religious world is in ferment over the evident disagreement over the significance of the Group of Seventeen between Reverend Lakewood van Kellin of the Church of Encompassing Faith in Magnolia Springs, Tennessee, and Reverend Jim Brigman, pastor of the Faith Christ Evangelical Ministry of Waterhaven, Oklahoma. Both ministers announced to their flocks today that they spent the last three days in isolation, praying and fasting--Reverend van Kellin in his soaring glass cathedral and Reverend Brigman at the top of his spire. However, they came to radically different conclusions.'... [Kellin says they're devils; Brigman says they're angels.]

'Asked about this apparent dichotomy, Reverend van Kellin blamed the secular media.'

'It is just another pathetic example of the left-leaning media reporting what they want to hear, not what they actually heard.' "

Evangelical USA 2008 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 52. [News broadcast, continued. Two Evangelical preachers: Kellin says the Seventeen are devils; Brigman says they're angels.] "''Asked about this apparent dichotomy...'

...'Reverend Brigman was a little more circumspect.'

'I am sure we can reconcile these differences, if any really do exist. I have not heard Brother van Kellin's statement myself and I really doubt the veracity of what I have heard through secondhand sources so far.' "

Evangelical USA 2008 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 200. "'If there is anything that proves these so-called Rewound Children are the instruments of Satan this is it. So powerful, so subtle are these agents that they seduced Brother Brigman. And look at the result. Even now, Brother Brigman is fighting for his very soul against other personifications of Satan, the anti-Christ, the Destroyer of Worlds. Brother brigman was lulled into believing their serpentine persuasion partly because of the anti-religious left-leaning media, which have tried to make these abominations into victims or have us believe they have been returned back to the innocence of childhood. Innocence! The very thought makes my blood run cold. We must act to eradicate this menace to humanity.'

'That was part of the statement released by the Reverend Lakewood van Kellin through his Church of Encompassing Faith based in Magnolia Springs, Tennessee, but no one at the church will answer questions about it.' "

Evangelical USA 2008 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 200-201. [News report.] "'...CNN has left messages asking if Reverend van Kellin, in saying--quote--We must act to eradicate this menace to humanity--end quote--is calling for the destruction of the Rewound Children. No one from the church has responded to repeated phone calls.

'Meanwhile, in Oklahoma, three weeks after two Rewound Children were killed in a mob scene at the Faith Christ Evangelical Ministry, there is still no word about Reverend Jim Brigman's status. He has not been seen, nor have any services been held in the House of the Spire, the main sanctuary of the church. Sources have told CNN that the building remains as it was after the incident, with smashed pews, damage to the pulpit and choir area, and three wheelchairs still lying where they fell. The two great stained-glass windows also reportedly suffered damage. Associate pastors have been conducting services in other buildings...' "

Evangelical USA 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 319. "The Southern California Rightist Coalition was not the kind of outfit that would let a moderate like Fowler anywhere near their campaign events, or their coffers. Tip McLane was a shoo-in, and the group had a large enough evangelical Christian wing that Sweigel had gotten an invite too.

After the debacle in Illinois, followed by severe drubbings in the northeastern states where television evangelists had a bit of an image problem, Sweigel had stayed in the race anyway, as a broker for the evangelical vote. He was a political vampire. His broadcasting network in the Bible Belt served as an inexhaustible source of funds, and in every city he had a hard core of supporters who could be relied on to sustain his campaign. " [Many refs. to Rev. Sweigel, not in DB.]

Evangelical USA 2050 Bova, Ben. "Acts of God " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1995); pg. 15. "Dozens of evangelist ministers in the US damned Sam publicly in their TV broadcasts and as much as said that anyone who could stop the little bugger would be a hero in the eyes of God.

'What we need,' yowled one TV evangelist, 'is a new Michael the Archangel, who will smite this son of Satan with a fiery sword!' "

Evangelical USA - South 1973 Watson, Ian. The Embedding. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1973); pg. 159. "'Did they 'phase' with no other races you've met on your travels?' asked Sole. 'Has no one else go this echo in their minds?'

'Surely we humans have, in the person of Our Saviour!' an evangelical Southern voice cried out. 'I swear it's God he means, in his alien way--' "

Evangelical world 1939 Dick, Philip K. Ubik. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1969); pg. 140. "This is a world that lives in terms of William Jennings Bryan's [an early Evangelical preacher] oratory; the Scopes 'Monkey Trial' is a vivid reality here. He thought, There is no way we can adapt to their viewpoint, their moral, political, sociological environment. To them we're professional agitators, more alien than the Nazis, probably more of a menace than the Communist Party.' "
Evangelical world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 235. "Other groups to which individuals may be given honorary membership for conspicuously Aneristic behavior are:... the first Evangelical and Reformed Rand, Branden, and Holy Galt Church--for those who are simultaneously rationalists and dogmatists... "
Evangelical world 1994 Morrow, James. Towing Jehovah. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 46. "'Jesus hasn't let me down yet,' the Evangelical went on... 'Christ never lets anybody down.' " [Zook, one of main characters in book. Other refs. not in DB.]
Evangelical world 1994 Morrow, James. Towing Jehovah. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 63. "'In the Stephen Hawking universe,' said Spicer, pivoting toward the Evangelical, 'there's nothing for God to do.'

'Then Stephen Hawking is wrong,' said Zook.

'What would you know about it? You ever even heard of the Big Bang?'

'In the beginning was the Word.'

... As Thomas started toward the radio shack, wondering which profited the world more--the rhapsodic atheism of Hawking or the unshakable faith of Zook... "

Evangelical world 1996 Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. 81. "The enemy. They will break into your car, burgle your house, molest your children, consign you to hellfire, murder you for drug money, force you to face Mecca, infect your blood, outlaw your sexual preferences, erode your pension, pollute your beaches, censor your thoughts, steal your ideas, poison your air, threaten your values, use foul language on your television. Destroy your security. Keep them away! " [The sentence contains disparate phrases which represent a wide variety of viewpoints.]
Evangelical world 1996 Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. 307. "'You're putting me on, right?'

'No, no. Really. Homosexuals are called gays and they have parades and Gay Pride marches and Mardi Gras festivals and whole streets and quarters are given over to gay shops and gay bars and gay restaurants and gay banks and gay insurance brokers, gay everything... There's a right-wing backlash of course. The liberals think there's still a lot of discrimination, the Bible-thumpers think it's all gone too far and that political correctness is an un-American contamination.' "

Evangelical world 1999 Sladek, John. Tik-Tok. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1985; 1st printed 1983); pg. 86. "The debate raged on until the turn of the century, when some of the more anti-Darwin sects lost a lot of their steam. Many of them had been counting on the end of the world in 1999. When it didn't end, a great many of their flock stopped putting money in the collection plates and took up hobbies: fishing, car-washing, TV criticism. "
Evangelical world 2008 McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 283. "'...How long before some Islamic fundamentalist mullah or apocalyptic Christian evangelical preacher condemns them as abominations or Satan and starts the purge?'...' "
Evangelical world 2025 Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 224. "Nearby is a bar built into a crappy mobile home, marked with a graffiti sign: THE SACRIFICE ZONE. Lines of boxcars are stranded in a yard of rusted-over railway spurs, nopal growing between the ties. One of the boxcars has been turned into a Reverend Wayne's Pearly Gates franchise, and evangelical CentroAmericans are lined up to do their penance and speak in tongues below the neon Elvis. "

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