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Billy Graham: A Biography

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Billy Graham, the high-profile evangelist, author, and founder of the diverse Billy Graham Evangelical Association, is now in his 80s. Yet his popularity is undiminished, thanks to new generations seeking Christian spiritual fulfillment. Graham is the superstar evangelist who has remained untainted by the financial and sex scandals that have plagued his evangelical peers. His movie-star looks, manner, and propriety have made him a role model, and have brought him into close contact with power. He has had a ...

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Overview

Billy Graham, the high-profile evangelist, author, and founder of the diverse Billy Graham Evangelical Association, is now in his 80s. Yet his popularity is undiminished, thanks to new generations seeking Christian spiritual fulfillment. Graham is the superstar evangelist who has remained untainted by the financial and sex scandals that have plagued his evangelical peers. His movie-star looks, manner, and propriety have made him a role model, and have brought him into close contact with power. He has had a personal relationship with every president since Dwight D. Eisenhower, serving as an unofficial White House chaplain and, to some extent, policy advisor. This balanced biography covers GrahaM's life and work, his extraordinary accomplishments, and the criticisms he has endured.

It is clear that Graham will be remembered as a tireless crusader for his faith in popular revivals around the world. He has preached in nearly 200 countries, drawing the largest crowds for religious events in history, and made special efforts to reach audiences in Communist countries in Asia and the Soviet Union, which alienated fundamentalists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313327186
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/30/2004
  • Series: Greenwood Biographies Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,109,480
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

ROGER BRUNS is an independent scholar and author of many books, including Preacher: Billy Sunday and the Rise of American Evangelism (1992). He has recently retired from the National Archives and Records Administration and lives in Reston, Virginia.

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Introduction

Timeline of Events in the Life of Billy Graham

From Tampa to New York

A Farm Boy Becomes a Preacher

Wheaton and Ruth

On the Road to Los Angeles

A Revivalist Heritage: The Great Awakening to Billy Sunday

The Lure of Power and Politics

The Fifties: The Message and the Media

The London Crusade of 1954

The Graham Phenomenon in New York

A Careful Crusade for Equality

Amidst the Tumult: Billy in the Sixties

Mixing Politics with Evangelism

A World of Souls to Save

Selected Bibliography

Index

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