Synopses & Reviews
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.