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Out of the mouths of babes : girl evangelists in the flapper era

Author: Thomas A Robinson; Lanette R Ruff
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Series: Religion in America series (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 1920s marked one of the greatest cultural shifts in American life, and the risque flapper became the icon of the period. But there was a counter image of the feminine; the decade was also the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Robinson; Lanette R Ruff
ISBN: 9780199790876 0199790876
OCLC Number: 774691237
Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The golden age of girl evangelists --
Cures for the body and soul --
The changing face of American religion --
Women preachers --
A revolution in manners and morals --
Girl evangelists versus the flappers --
The sexual side of selling salvation --
The poster child of girl evangelists --
The girls as children --
The girls as adults --
The girls as evangelists --
Preaching as performance --
The girls and the media --
Criticism and decline --
Exiting the stage --
Explaining the phenomenon --
Appendix A: The importance of the newspaper record --
Appendix B: Brief biographies --
Appendix C: List of girl evangelists (1920s and 1930s).
Series Title: Religion in America series (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: Thomas A. Robinson and Lanette D. Ruff.

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