Conversion Experience In America

Conversion Experience In America

by James Craig Holte
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313266808

ISBN-13: 9780313266805

Pub. Date: 03/30/1992

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

From the early narratives of such colonial writers as Jonathan Edwards to the more recent conversion experiences of Jim Bakker, Jerry Falwell, and Pat Robertson, America is rich in both conversions and autobiographies. This volume provides a sourcebook for the study of American religious conversion narratives. It includes entries providing biographical,

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From the early narratives of such colonial writers as Jonathan Edwards to the more recent conversion experiences of Jim Bakker, Jerry Falwell, and Pat Robertson, America is rich in both conversions and autobiographies. This volume provides a sourcebook for the study of American religious conversion narratives. It includes entries providing biographical, bibliographic, and critical commentary on thirty significant writers of conversion narratives. The subjects include writers of early colonial America, such as Mary Rowlandson and John Woolman, nineteenth-century women writers, such as Carry Nation and Ann Eliza Young, and writers from the twentieth-century social gospel movement, such as John Cogley and Dorothy Day. Chapters on subjects such as Jim Bakker give insight into the rise of televangelism. Finally, chapters on such writers as Frederick Douglass, Eldridge Cleaver, and Piri Thomas cover the conversion experiences of those who lived outside mainstream American culture.

The chapters are arranged alphabetically. Each one is divided into sections providing a short biography, discussing the narrative, covering criticism of the narrative, and a bibliography. The work concludes with a bibliographic essay and a full subject index.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313266805
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/1992
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1320L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: Autobiography and Conversion

Jim Bakker, Move That Mountain

Lyman Beecher, The Autobiography of Lyman Beecher

Black Elk, Black Elk Speaks

Eldridge Cleaver, Soul on Fire

John Cogley, A Canterbury Tale: Experiences and Reflections: 1916-1976

Charles W. Colson, Born Again

Nicky Cruz, Run, Baby, Run

Mary Francis Clare Cusack, The Nun of Kenmare

Dorothy Day, The Long Loneliness

Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave: Written by Himself

Jonathan Edwards, Personal Narrative

Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African

Jerry Falwell, Strength for the Journey

Charles Grandison Finney, The Memoirs of Charles Grandison Finney

Alexander Irvine, From the Bottom Up

Rebecca Cox Jackson, Gifts of Power: The Writings of Rebecca Jackson, Black Visionary, Shaker Eldress

Peter Jenkins, A Walk Across America

Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Aimee Semple McPherson, In the Service of the King

Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain

William Miller, Apology and Defense

Carry Nation, The Use and Need of the Life of Carry A. Nation

Daniel Alexander Payne, Reflections of Seventy Years

Pat Robertson, Shout It from the Housetops

Mary Rowlandson, The Sovereignty and Goodness of God, Together with the Faithfulness of His Promises Displayed; Being a Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson

Thomas Shepard, The Autobiography of Thomas Shepard

Piri Thomas, Down These Mean Streets

Alan Watts, In My Own Way

John Woolman, The Journal of John Woolman

Ann Eliza Young, Life in Mormon Bondage: A Complete Exposé of Its False Prophets, Murderous Danites, Despotic Rulers, and Hypnotized Deluded Subjects

Bibliographic Essay

Index

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