Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America / Edition 4

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America / Edition 4

by Randall Balmer
     
 

Randall Balmer's Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory is an insightful and engaging journey into the world of conservative Christians in America. Originally published fifteen years ago and the basis for an award-winning PBS documentary, this timely new edition arrives just as recent elections have left an ever-growing number of secular Americans wondering exactly how the

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Randall Balmer's Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory is an insightful and engaging journey into the world of conservative Christians in America. Originally published fifteen years ago and the basis for an award-winning PBS documentary, this timely new edition arrives just as recent elections have left an ever-growing number of secular Americans wondering exactly how the other half thinks.
From Oregon to Florida, and from Texas to North Dakota, Balmer offers an immensely readable tour of the highways and byways of American evangelicalism. We visit a revival meeting in Florida, an Indian reservation in the Dakotas, a trade show for Christian booksellers, and a fundamentalist Bible camp in the Adirondacks.
For this fourth edition, Balmer adds two chapters, one on the phenomenally popular "Painter of Light," Thomas Kinkade, and one on Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Life. Through the eyes of these and other people Balmer meets on his journeys, we arrive at a more accurate and balanced understanding of an abiding tradition that, as the author argues, is both rich in theological insights and mired in contradictions. Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory offers readers a genuine insight into the appeal that the evangelicals movement holds for thousands of Americans.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195300468
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/27/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Randall Balmer is professor of American Religious History at Barnard College, Columbia University and a visiting professor at Yale Divinity School. An editor-at-large for Christianity Today magazine, his commentaries on religion in America have appeared in newspapers across the country, and he regularly lectures at colleges, universities, and at such venues as the Chautauqua Institution and the Smithsonian Associates. Dr. Balmer was nominated for an Emmy Award for writing and presenting the PBS version of this book.

Table of Contents

Prologue3
1California Kickback12
2Dallas Orthodoxy31
3On Location48
4Phoenix Prophet71
5Adirondack Fundamentalism92
6Georgia Charismatics109
7Bible School129
8Campaign Journal147
9Mississippi Missions176
10Bible Bazaar193
11Episopal Indians209
12Camp Meeting226
13City Crusade246
14Oregon Jeremiad258
Epilogue277
Index287

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