Swaggart Paperback

The Unauthorized Biography of an American Evangelist

by Ann Rowe Seaman;

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By 1987 Swaggart was one of the most popular video preachers in the world, with a weekly television audience of 2.1 million in the US and a worldwide audience of millions more in 143 countries. But then, in a cheerless motel west of New Orleans, Jimmy's life and ministry took a calamitous turn. This the tale of the rise of two intimately linked colossi of the American century: Pentecostalism, the fastest growing religious movement in the world, and its "evil twin", Rock 'n' Roll. A major theme of the book is how the religious ecstasy of Pentecostalism - the rousing music, the speaking in tongues, the reception of the Spirit - combined with its severe sexual repression leads to the kind of furtive acting out that brought down not only Jimmy Swaggart but also other evangelists. It is the story, too, of the rapid rise of the Religious Right, with its competing personalities and ideologies. In the end, the author sees Jimmy as a victim - like many others - of a primitive faith colliding with the forces of the late 20th century fame.

Swaggart by Ann Rowe Seaman was published by Continuum in April 2001 and is our 50541st best seller. The ISBN for Swaggart is 9780826412904.

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Details for Swaggart

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherContinuum (April 2001)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages450
Thickness23 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1163925
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