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Billy Sunday and the redemption of urban America

Author: Lyle W Dorsett
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., ©1991.
Series: Library of religious biography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Having preached to over 100 million people from 1908 to 1920, Billy Sunday stands as one of the most significant mass evangelists of this century. In this book, the first full-length biography of Sunday to appear in thirty years, Lyle Dorsett makes a fresh and original contribution to our understanding of this pugnacious baseball player-turned-preacher with his use of the Sunday family papers, a source previously  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Billy Sunday; Billy Sunday; Billy Sunday
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lyle W Dorsett
ISBN: 080280151X 9780802801517
OCLC Number: 22276367
Description: xii, 212 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Nathan O. Hatch --
Introduction --
Hard times (1862-1882) --
Onward and upward (1883-1891) --
The apprenticeship (1891-1896) --
The kerosene circuit (1896-1907) --
The redemption of urban America (1908-1920) --
Agony and decline (1921-1935) --
Legacy --
Afterword (1935-1957) --
Notes on sources --
Appendix. Heaven --
Get on the water wagon.
Series Title: Library of religious biography.
Responsibility: Lyle W. Dorsett.

Abstract:

Having preached to over 100 million people from 1908 to 1920, Billy Sunday stands as one of the most significant mass evangelists of this century. In this book, the first full-length biography of Sunday to appear in thirty years, Lyle Dorsett makes a fresh and original contribution to our understanding of this pugnacious baseball player-turned-preacher with his use of the Sunday family papers, a source previously unavailable to biographers. - Publisher.

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by ericbradley (WorldCat user on 2008-09-23)

A critical treatment of Sunday‘s life, as part of the Library of Religious Biography series. Separates Sunday‘s evangelistic career into four sections: beginnings, rise, prominence, and decline. One chapter is devoted exclusively to Sunday‘s legacy. Includes the sermons "Heaven," and "Get on the Water Wagon."

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