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Them That Believe: The Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent-handling Tradition

Author: W Paul Williamson; Ralph W Hood
Publisher: University of California Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the religious practice of serpent handling in churches of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia. This book provides an analysis of this phenomenon from  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print
Them That Believe: The Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent-handling Tradition
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W Paul Williamson; Ralph W Hood
OCLC Number: 939677820
Notes: Book.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: List of Illustrations List of Tables Preface 1. "They Shall Take up Serpents" 2. The History of Pentecostalism Absent the Serpent 3. The Media and the Man: George Went Hensley 4. Serpent Handling Endorsed by the Church of God 5. The Serpent: Sign and Symbol 6. Trance States: Tongues Speaking and the Anointing 7. Extemporaneous Sermons in the Serpent-Handling Tradition 8. The Experience of Handling Serpents 9. The Experience of the Anointing 10. Near-Death Experience from Serpent Bites in Religious Settings 11. Music among Serpent-Handling Churches 12. Serpent Handling and the Law: History and Empirical Studies Epilogue Appendix Interpretation Notes References Acknowledgments Index Figure Captions Plate Captions

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