Author: Balmer, Randall Herbert
Publisher: Oxford University Press ©2004
Format: Paperback; 432 pages
Language: English
Library Section: Religious Section (REL)
Edition: 25th Anniversary Edition

Location: Ellen G. White Study Center
Call Number: REL 227.1077 WIT 2004
Status: Reserved
Stocks Available: 1 copy

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ISBN-10: 0199360464
ISBN-13: 978-0199360468

Randall Balmer taught as Professor of American Religious History at Columbia University for twenty-seven years before becoming the Dartmouth Professor in the Arts & Sciences at Dartmouth College in 2012. He has published more than a dozen books, including Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter and The Making of Evangelicalism: From Revivalism to Politics and Beyond.

Randall Balmer's Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory is an insightful and engaging journey into the world of conservative Christians in America. Originally published twenty-five years ago and the basis for an award-winning, three-part PBS documentary, this new edition is complete with a new chapter and an Afterword.

In this immensely readable tour of the highways and byways of American evangelicalism, Balmer visits a revival meeting in Florida, an Indian reservation in the Dakotas, a trade show for Christian booksellers, and a fundamentalist Bible camp in the Adirondacks. Through the eyes of those that Balmer meets on his journeys, we arrive at a more accurate and balanced understanding of an abiding tradition that, as the author argues, is both rich in theological insights and mired in contradictions. Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory offers readers a genuine insight into the appeal that the evangelical movement holds for thousands of Americans.

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