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

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

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807097236
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 05/01/2005
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Timothy K. Beal is Florence Harkness Professor of Religion and director of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. His books include Religion and Its Monsters and The Book of Hiding, and his essays have appeared in the New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Washington Post. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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