The Legacy of Billy Graham: Critical Reflections on America's Greatest Evangelist  -     By: Michael G. Long
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The Legacy of Billy Graham: Critical Reflections on America's Greatest Evangelist

Westminster John Knox Press / 2007 / Paperback

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Nobody had a greater effect on 20th-century American Christianity than Billy Graham. In this critical and measured anthology, Long focuses on the evangelist's impact on mainline denominations and American civil religion. Essayists include Rufus Burrow, Mark Chapman, John Cobb, Harvey Cox, Mark Lewis Taylor, and J. Philip Wogaman. 229 pages, softcover from Westminster John Knox.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 229
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 0664231381
ISBN-13: 9780664231385

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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's The Legacy of Billy Graham is 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.

Author Bio

Michael G. Long is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. He is the author of five bookson Billy Graham, Martin Luther King Jr., and American Christianity.

Author Bio

Michael G. Long is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies at Elizabethtown College, Elizabeth, Pennsylvania.

Publisher Description

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 Grahams influence on evangelicalism has long been recognized, Michael G. Long's The Legacy of Billy Graham is 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, then concludes with two retrospectives on his legacy.

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