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Billy Sunday and the Redemption of Urban Americaby Lyle W. Dorsett
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Part of the Library of Religious Biography, this is the first full-length treatment of mass-evangelist Billy Sunday to appear in 30 years. Lyle Dorsett makes a fresh and original contribuion to our understanding of this pugnaious baseball player-turned-preacher with his use of the Sunday family papers, a source previously unavailable to biographers.
Recounts the life of the baseball player-turned-preacher, known for his tent and tabernacle revivals in the early part of the twentieth century
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-167) and index.
Table of Contents
Foreword / Nathan O. Hatch — Introduction — Hard times (1862-1882) — Onward and upward (1883-1891) — The apprenticeship (1891-1896) — The kerosene circuit (1896-1907) — The redemption of urban America (1908-1920) — Agony and decline (1921-1935) — Legacy — Afterword (1935-1957) — Notes on sources — Appendix. Heaven — Get on the water wagon.
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