Jesus and Gin

Evangelicalism, the Roaring Twenties and Today's Culture Wars
Product Number: EB00477615
Released: Jul 28, 2014
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780230110021
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Description

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.

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Author(s): Barry Hankins
Genre: Religion, History
Original Publish Date: Aug 03, 2010

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