Jesus and Gin: Evangelicalism, the Roaring Twenties and Today's Culture Wars

Jesus and Gin: Evangelicalism, the Roaring Twenties and Today's Culture Wars

by Barry Hankins
ISBN-10:
0230614191
ISBN-13:
2900230614191
Pub. Date:
08/03/2010
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
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Overview

Jesus and Gin: Evangelicalism, the Roaring Twenties and Today's Culture Wars

Jesus and Gin is a rollicking tour of the roaring twenties and the barn- burning preachers who led the temperance movement—the anti-abortion crusade of the Jazz Age. Along the way, we meet a host of colorful characters: a Baptist minister who commits adultery in the White House; media star preachers caught in massive scandals; a presidential election hinging on a religious issue; and fundamentalists and liberals slugging it out in the culture war of the day. The religious roar of that decade was a prologue to the last three decades. With the religious right in disarray today after its long ascendancy, Jesus and Gin is a timely look at a parallel age when preachers held sway and politicians answered to the pulpit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900230614191
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 08/03/2010
Edition description: NE
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments,
Preface,
Chapter 1 Warren Harding and the Moral Ambiguity of the Roaring Twenties,
Chapter 2 Prohibition as Culture War,
Chapter 3 Jesus's Athletes,
Chapter 4 "Shall the Fundamentalists Win?",
Chapter 5 The Scopes Trial,
Chapter 6 Religious Scandal Right Next Door to Hollywood,
Chapter 7 Murder Trial in Texas,
Chapter 8 Black Heresy,
Chapter 9 Censorship and the Obscenity Wars,
Chapter 10 The Election of 1928,
Chapter 11 How the Roaring Twenties Set the Stage for the Culture Wars of Our Own Time,
Notes,
Index,

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