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qIn the tabernacles and tents of his traveling revival, Sunday served up a spectacle of rambunctious antics and quick-tongued invectives all grounded in his own moral and religious authority. He beseeched the qfal-da-rolq and qtommyrotq displayed by intellectuals, evolutionists, Unitarians, and left-wing radicals to build a massive religious dynasty that foreshadowed the successful careers of Jimmy Swaggart and Billy Graham.q qA stirring orator and consummate showman, Sunday's evangelical message reached millions of Americans, even before the advent of radio and television broadcasting. With unerring verve, Bruns chronicles how Sunday bridged the gap between the tent revivals of the nineteenth century and the evangelical empires of today.q--BOOK JACKET.Billy pronounced, aquot;Ia#39;m going to make this place so dry theya#39;ll have to prime a man to spit. ... evangelist was not only wrapping himself in simple, traditional American evangelical values; he was wrapping himself in the flag. ... aquot;Ita#39;s an anarchist!

Author:Roger Bruns
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 1992


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