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What's new: November 2020

This update features four new biographies of American religious figures. It includes Catholic theologian and public intellectual Michael Novak; Howard Hunter, a president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Stanislaus Petit Lalumiere, a Jesuit priest and cofounder of Marquette College; and Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II, better known as Reverend Ike, an African American evangelist and popular preacher.

Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II

Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II (1939–2005) evangelist and popular television preacher more commonly known as Reverend Ike, was the first African American televangelist to transcend the racial boundaries of African American Protestantism and cross over into the ranks of leading American evangelical revivalists like Billy Graham, Oral Roberts, and Kathryn Kuhlman. Though often mocked and spurned by traditional religious leaders, he combined Afro-Pentecostalism with the positive psychology of New Thought metaphysics to provide an upbeat message of spiritual transformation that resonated with a cross-section of American society. Rev. Ike preached a message that acknowledged black aspiration and sanctioned economic uplift and accumulation.

 

 

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NOVEMBER 12, 2020

What's New: November 2020

This update features four new biographies of American religious figures. It includes Catholic theologian and public intellectual Michael Novak; Howard Hunter, a president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Stanislaus Petit Lalumiere, a Jesuit priest and cofounder of Marquette College; and Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II, better known as Reverend Ike, an African American evangelist and popular preacher.

OCTOBER 22, 2020

Discover the ACLS

As part of the October ANB update we’d like to call attention to the American Council of Learned Societies. We’re featuring two new essays on ACLS leaders and opening for free a dozen essays on major figures in ACLS history.

OCTOBER 22, 2020

What's New: October 2020

The October update features six new biographies, including American Council of Learned Societies leaders Frederick Burkhardt and Whitney J. Oates—please click here to learn more about ACLS and the ANB. The update also includes Maria Martin, whose illustrations enlivened the work of John Hames Audubon; technology professors Hamilton Lee and David Scott Campbell; and disgraced Nobel Prize winner D. Carleton Gadjusek.