Roadside Religion: In Search of the Sacred, the Strange, and the Substance of Faith

Roadside Religion: In Search of the Sacred, the Strange, and the Substance of Faith

by Timothy Beal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807010634

ISBN-13: 9780807010631

Pub. Date: 05/15/2006

Publisher: Beacon

In the summer of 2002, Timothy K. Beal loaded his family into a twenty-nine-foot-long motor home and hit the rural highways of America in search of roadside religious attractions-sites like the World's Largest Ten Commandments and Precious Moments Chapel. Roadside Religion tells of his attempts to understand the meaning of these places as expressions of…  See more details below

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In the summer of 2002, Timothy K. Beal loaded his family into a twenty-nine-foot-long motor home and hit the rural highways of America in search of roadside religious attractions-sites like the World's Largest Ten Commandments and Precious Moments Chapel. Roadside Religion tells of his attempts to understand the meaning of these places as expressions of religious imagination and experience, and to encounter faith in all its awesome absurdity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807010631
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
05/15/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,427,914
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Biblical recreation25
Ch. 2Magic Kingdom come49
Ch. 3Stations of the course71
Ch. 4Nowaday Noah88
Ch. 5The world's largest ten commandments102
Ch. 6Nesting habits117
Ch. 7Isn't it just precious?135
Ch. 8Mr. Brown's cabinet of prayers159
Ch. 9Ora Et Labora177
Ch. 10Folk art church194

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