Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America

By: Balmer, Randall H.

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Televangelists stand out as the most conspicuous element of the evangelical subculture in America. The bizarre antics of such notorious figures as Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart regularly make it into the headlines and the evening news. But as Randall Balmer reveals in this colorful narrative, these men represent merely one small part of a strikingly diverse religious movement.
Crisscrossing the country, from Oregon to Florida and from Texas to North Dakota, Balmer takes readers on a journey into the heart of evangelical America, visiting an old-fashioned, holiness camp meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida, an Indian reservation in the Dakotas, a huge trade show for Christian booksellers, and a fundamentalist Bible camp in the Adirondacks. Throughout this reflective series of New Yorker-like profiles, Balmer fills in the theological and historical background, creating, in effect, a capsule history of evangelicalism.

Title: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America

Author/Composer: Balmer, Randall H.

Categories: Opinions/Topics,

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1990-10-18

ISBN Number: 0195066537

ISBN Number 13: 9780195066531

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 014128

Description: Very Good Condition: Unmarked. Tight binding. Minor visible cover wear and outer soil. Used paperback book copy of Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America by Randall Balmer. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. Printed in the United States of America. xii, 246 pages. 5-3/8 x 8 inches, 21 cm. From the book cover: Crisscrossing the country, from Oregon to Florida and from Texas to North Dakota, Randall Balmer takes readers on a journey into the heart of evangelical America, visiting an old-fashioned, holiness camp meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida, an Indian reservation in the Dakotas, a huge trade show for Christian booksellers, and a fundamentalist Bible camp in the Adirondacks. Throughout this reflective series of New Yorker-like profiles, Balmer provides theological and historical background, creating, in effect, a capsule history of evangelicalism. Free shipping on domestic orders $25 and over!

Keywords: Nonfiction Books Religion, Travelogues, Evangelicalism United States, Evangelical Subculture, Randall H Balmer,