Table of Contents The first comprehensive history of modern American evangelicalism to appear in a generation, American Apocalypse shows how a group of radical Protestants, anticipating the end of the world, paradoxically transformed it. Matthew Avery Sutton draws on extensive archival research to document the ways an initially obscure network of charismatic preachers and their followers reshaped American religion, at home and abroad, for over a century. Perceiving the United States as besieged by Satanic forces—communism and secularism, family breakdown and government encroachment—Billy Sunday, Charles Fuller, Billy Graham, and others took to the pulpit and airwaves to explain how Biblical end-times prophecy made sense of a world ravaged by global wars, genocide, and the threat of nuclear extinction.
In many ways, the novel was a product of its time. The rise of fundamentalism—highlighted by the Scopes trial in in which defense attorney Clarence Darrow struck a victory for the teaching of evolution and the celebrity enjoyed by evangelists such Billy Sunday and Aimee Semple McPherson—alerted Lewis to the tremendous power in the hands of charismatic and populist ministers.
In Elmer Gantry, Lewis creates a cast of ministers who represent the most vicious accusations that could be leveled at a minister: Even those who are sincere in their beliefs are portrayed as simple-minded and lowbrow. Far from being cautionary examples, however, the sheer ubiquity of disingenuous ministers in the novel suggests that Lewis saw them as typical.
An important issue raised by Elmer Gantry is therefore whether the problem of corrupt and dishonest ministers is systemic—that is, whether the nature of the church itself, or at least its evangelical faction, fosters such ministers.
On the other hand, the portrayal of religion, in spite of its burlesque quality, seems to ask a more nuanced question. At the core of Elmer Gantry is the issue of whether religious faith is still reasonable in a technologically advanced and well-educated America.Billy Sunday On-line Compiled by the pastor of King's Valley Chapel in Kingfield, Maine, this website contains Sunday sermons, images, audio, a biographical timeline, and an online bookstore.
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Billy Sunday. Salty evangelist. Blaise Pascal. Scientific and spiritual prodigy. Charles Finney. Father of American revivalism. Clement of Alexandria.
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Ruth resisted her father's racist beliefs, just as she resisted many aspects of her father's personality and his treatment of his family. Billy Sunday - Billy Sunday will always be recognised as of one of Christendom’s most colourful characters.
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Billy Sunday Famous baseball player / Revivalist by Rit Nosotro () Billy Sunday was born in on a farm in Ames, Iowa. His father was a civil war soldier who died when Sunday was only one.