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Jesus and Gin

Evangelicalism, the Roaring Twenties and Today's Culture Wars

by Barry Hankins

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Jesus and Gin is a rollicking tour of the roaring twenties and the barn- burning preachers who led the temperance movement—the anti-abortion crusade of the Jazz Age. Along the way, we meet a host of colorful characters: a Baptist minister who commits adultery in the White House; media star preachers caught in massive scandals; a presidential election hinging on a religious issue; and fundamentalists and liberals slugging it out in the culture war of the day. The religious roar of that decade was a prologue to the last three decades. With the religious right in disarray today after its long ascendancy, Jesus and Gin is a timely look at a parallel age when preachers held sway and politicians answered to the pulpit.

Publication Details

Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Imprint:
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
Publication Date:
2010

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Barry Hankins (Author)

Barry Hankins is professor of history and graduate program director in the history department at Baylor University. He is the author of Jesus and Gin. He holds a B.A. in religion, an M.A. in church-state studies from Baylor, and a Ph.D. in history...

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