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

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UPC:
9780230614192
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
2010-08-03
Release Date:
2010-08-03
Author:
Barry Hankins
Language:
english
Edition:
1

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Jesus and Gin is a rollicking tour of the roaring twenties and the barn- burning preachers who led the temperance movementthe 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.

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