Old timey religious tracts


7 Responses to “Old timey religious tracts”

  1. burritoflats says:

    I walk a lot and Christian tracts appear quite bit on bus benches. Tracts these days tend to lack illustrations and rather focus on lengthy excerpts from the Bible. I’ve also noticed that our local donut shops have little displays (FREE TAKE ONE!) of tracts. The Jack Chick tracts are of course the most well-known, but Jim Linderman’s collection is stellar.

  2. Anonymous says:

    What kind of “degree” is D.D and Litt., D?

  3. Erin W says:

    these now dated screeds are racist, homophobic, and offensive to any religion not one’s own

    I’m not sure what’s so dated about this. How does this description differ from your average Chick tract?

  4. Allesklar says:

    Personally, I’ll take a double shot of booze, Mr. Rice.

  5. superflippy says:

    While majoring in religion in college, I enjoyed collecting old Christian end-time or apocalypse stories. There’s one I have from the 40′s where the army of the Antichrist chases down the believers driving some kind of futuristic snowmobile.

    I love vintage Sci-Fi, and I think these old apocalypse stories are kind of the same ilk: people extrapolating into the future based on the present, then letting their imaginations run wild.

  6. Bob Gaffney says:

    I remember being both impressed and horrified at these when I got them on the streets in NYC. There were several specialty printers who produced them. The quality of religious handouts has decreased significantly since the 60s.

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