A Fierce Holiness
The Terrible Speed of Mercy: A Spiritual Biography of Flannery O'Connor by Jonathan Rogers
Thomas Nelson, 2012
(207 pages, $15.99, paperback)
reviewed by Ralph C. Wood
In 1922 G. K. Chesterton famously described the United States as "a nation with the soul of a church." Unlike virtually all European countries of his time, America had no established state church. Yet it was still founded on a creed—namely, on a set of stated Enlightenment principles that overtly acknowledged God while refusing to enfo . . .