Bible in Pocket, Gun in Hand The Story of Frontier Religion

by Ross Phares

Bible in Pocket, Gun in Hand The Story of Frontier Religion Synopsis

'The Story of Frontier Religion' could have been told in a great many ways, many of them dull. Here, however, interpretative matter has been kept to a minimum and source material selected with an unerring sense of humor...There are chapters on the styles of preaching and of praying, the phenomena of revivalism, the church as a disciplinary force, frauds and 'bad men' who preached, scoffers and trouble-makers, the fiercely jocular competition among the various sects, and the hard lot of circuit ministers. --Virginia Kirkus' Bulletin. This is an admirable piece of research, unpedantic but authentic, packed with entertaining anecdotes (some of them hilarious) based on obscure pastoral autobiographies, the diaries of early missionaries, the minutes of church court trials, and other curious source materials...A unique book. --Chicago Sunday Tribune. Ross Phares has written widely for magazines and is the author of several books.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780803257252
Publication date: 1st February 1971
Author: Ross Phares
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 182 pages
Categories: Christianity, History,

About Ross Phares

Ross Phares has written widely for magazines and is the author of several books.

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