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The Legacy of Billy Graham

Michael G Long

The Legacy of Billy Graham

Michael G Long

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Perhaps no individual has had more of an effect on twentieth-century American Christianity than the renowned evangelist Billy Graham, whose work has been widely influential in arenas from the rising evangelical movement to the White House. Although Graham's influence on evangelicalism has long been recognized, Michael G. Long'sThe Legacy of Billy Grahamis the first book to examine his impact on mainline Christianity and on American civil religion. With noted contributors including John B. Cobb Jr., Harvey Cox, Gary Dorrien, Karen Lebacqz, Thomas G. Long, Mark Lewis Taylor, and J. Philip Wogaman, this critical but generally appreciative volume assesses Graham's career from the perspectives of preaching and theology, social issues, and his engagement with his contemporaries and then concludes with two retrospectives on his legacy.



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Perhaps no individual has had more of an effect on twentieth-century American Christianity than the renowned evangelist Billy Graham, whose work has been widely influential in arenas from the rising evangelical movement to the White House. Although Graham's influence on evangelicalism has long been recognized, Michael G. Long'sThe Legacy of Billy Grahamis the first book to examine his impact on mainline Christianity and on American civil religion. With noted contributors including John B. Cobb Jr., Harvey Cox, Gary Dorrien, Karen Lebacqz, Thomas G. Long, Mark Lewis Taylor, and J. Philip Wogaman, this critical but generally appreciative volume assesses Graham's career from the perspectives of preaching and theology, social issues, and his engagement with his contemporaries and then concludes with two retrospectives on his legacy.


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Michael G Long

Michael G. Long is an associate professor of religious studies and peace and conflict studies at Elizabethtown College and is the author or editor of several books on civil rights, religion, and politics in mid-century America, including "First Class Citizenship: The Civil Rights Letters of Jackie Robinson" and "Billy Graham and the Beloved Community: America's Evangelist and the Dream of Martin Luther King, Jr". He holds a Ph.D. from Emory University in Atlanta and resides in Highland Park, Pennsylvania.

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  • Catalogue Code 276912
  • Product Code 9780664231385
  • ISBN 0664231381
  • EAN 9780664231385
  • Pages 240
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication Date Jan 2008
  • Dimensions 229 x 154 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.404kg

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