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WILLIAM MURCHISON is a nationally syndicated columnist and a retired senior columnist for the Dallas Morning News. He recently served as a Radford Visiting Professor of Journalism at Baylor University. He contributes regularly to National Review, the Wall Street Journal, and First Things.
Mortal Follies is the story of the Episcopal Church’s mad dash to catch up with a secular culture fond of self-expression and blissfully relaxed as to norms and truths. An Episcopal layman, William Murchison details how leaders of his church, starting in the late 1960s, looked over the culture of liberation, liked what they saw, and went skipping along with the shifting cultural mood.