Billy Graham -- Sightings (Martin Marty)
We have been watching as an era passes on. Marcus Borg, Fred Craddock, Lyle Schaller, and more have passed away recently. We rightfully remember their contributions. Few persons, perhaps no one has put a greater stamp on American Christianity over the past half century than Billy Graham -- whatever your feelings about him. Now in his 90s, as Martin Marty notes here, he has been turned over to the historians and sociologists who will examine his legacy. In this essay, distinguished American historian and observer of things public and religious, Martin Marty, takes note of Grant Wacker's recent largely appreciative biography of Graham. I invite you to read and consider the legacy -- pro and con!