The following article is about college athletics, but it has similar application to religious history and how we tend to airbrush and glorify religious leaders. Please read it in that light - not just as a treatise on popular culture (athletics) but also in a "liken all things unto ourselves" sense.
It's time to stop deifying college coaches - Dan Wetzel (rivals.com)
“It Would Be Safer and Cause Less Suspicion”
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