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Billy Graham: American Pilgrim

Andrew Finstuen, Grant Wacker, and Anne Blue Wills


For more than six decades, Billy Graham played a prominent role in shaping Americans’ outlook on the critical religious, political, and cultural issues of the day. By drawing on new sources and by asking new questions of old sources, Billy Graham: American Pilgrim offers groundbreaking accounts of Graham’s storied career. The distinguished contributors offer fresh perspectives on the major changes Graham brought to American Christianity, World Christianity, church and state, the Cold War, race relations, American manhood and family, intellectual life, religious media, Christian relief work, an ... More

Keywords: Billy Graham, Christianity, evangelicalism, American religious history, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, BGEA

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190683528
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190683528.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Finstuen, editor
Associate Professor, Department of History, and Dean of the Honors College, Boise State University

Grant Wacker, editor
Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Christian History, Duke University Divinity School

Anne Blue Wills, editor
Associate Professor of Religion, Davidson College

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Grant Wacker

Part One Religion

1 Professor Graham

Andrew Finstuen

2 From Desire to Decision

Michael S. Hamilton

3 Singing to Save

Edith L. Blumhofer

Part Two Politics

6 A Politics of Conversion

Curtis J. Evans

7 “Heavenly Houston”

Darren Dochuk

Part Three Culture

11 Complicated Innocence

Steven P. Miller


Margaret Bendroth


Ken Garfield

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