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The Resource A thousand months to remember : an autobiography, by Joseph Martin Dawson

A thousand months to remember : an autobiography, by Joseph Martin Dawson

Label
A thousand months to remember : an autobiography
Title
A thousand months to remember
Title remainder
an autobiography
Statement of responsibility
by Joseph Martin Dawson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is the life story of a tenant farm boy who became a world leader in the cause of separation of church and state and religious liberty. He really wanted to be a newspaperman. "In a ravine back of the back cotton field," Dawson writes in this richly human volume, "there came a showdown between preaching and writing." At the time, Dawson felt that preaching had won. He turned down a staff job on the Dallas News to enter Baylor University to study for the ministry. As it turned out, preaching and writing remained rivals for his time. This is his eleventh major volume. He is the author of hundreds of articles for the church and secular press. Dawson's life answered the question he put to himself in an early pastorate: "Could I never wash printer's ink from my hands?" The answer of course was "no" and at eighty-five J.M. Dawson is still preaching and writing from his home at Corsicana where he moved following the death of his wife in 1963. An advocate of separation of church and state, Dawson also fought for "absolute freedom" in the editorial office and the pulpit. Ever the bedrock of his dedication was his firm commitment to the "sacred cause of Christian education." He was the trustee of Baylor University for more than thirty years.--jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 286/.1/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
BX6495.D39
LC item number
A3 1964
Literary form
non fiction
Label
A thousand months to remember : an autobiography, by Joseph Martin Dawson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1898007
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 280 pages
Lccn
64057109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1898007
Label
A thousand months to remember : an autobiography, by Joseph Martin Dawson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1898007
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 280 pages
Lccn
64057109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1898007

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