“Hidden Biscuits, Tales of Deep South Revivals Told by Heart”.
What does it mean when stories are part of an oral culture rather than a script culture? The Appalachian people of the late 1940s and 50s lived in an “Oral World, where words were not read but spoken, heard, passed along,” writes Professor Fred Craddock in the Foreword to this book about a people whose faith was not based in creeds but on their daily experience of holding fast to Jesus’ hand with the grip of a deathbed promise. The Rev Audrey Ward, a recently retired Methodist minister and author of Hidden Biscuits, discusses the book with a focus on Craddock’s observation.
09:45am in the Fleetwood Room, Sunday October 29.