Them That Believe: The Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent-Handling Tradition

By: Hood, Jr. Ralph; Williamson, W. Paul

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New paperback book copy of Them That Believe: The Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent Handling Tradition by Ralph W. Hood, Jr. and W. Paul Williamson. University of California Press, Berkeley CA, 2008. xvi, 301 pages, 9 x 6 inches, 23 cm. List price 28.95. Shipping weight 2 pounds: Additional shipping fee may be requested on international order. From the back cover: Although outlawed in many states, serpent (snake) handling remains an active religious practice, and one that is far more stereotyped than understood. In this illuminating book they present the most in depth, comprehensive study of serpent handling to date.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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Although outlawed in many states, serpent handling remains an active religious practice-and one that is far more stereotyped than understood. Ralph W. Hood, Jr. and W. Paul Williamson have spent fifteen years touring serpent-handling churches in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia, conducting scores of interviews with serpent handlers, and witnessing hundreds of serpent-handling services. In this illuminating book they present the most in-depth, comprehensive study of serpent handling to date. Them That Believe not only explores facets of this religious practice-including handling, preaching, and the near-death experiences of individuals who were bitten but survived-but also provides a rich analysis of this phenomenon from historical, social, religious, and psychological perspectives.

Title: Them That Believe: The Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent-Handling Tradition

Author/Composer: Hood, Jr. Ralph; Williamson, W. Paul

Categories: Opinions/Topics,

Publisher: University of California Press: 2008-09-02

ISBN Number: 0520255879

ISBN Number 13: 9780520255876

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 009753

Keywords: Books, Christian, NonFiction, Religion, Christian, Serpent Handling, Christian Snake Handlers, Ralph W Hood Jr, W Paul Williams, Sociology, Cultural Anthropology, 0520255879,