The Resource God's man for the Gilded Age : D.L. Moody and the rise of modern mass evangelism, Bruce J. Evensen

God's man for the Gilded Age : D.L. Moody and the rise of modern mass evangelism, Bruce J. Evensen

Label
God's man for the Gilded Age : D.L. Moody and the rise of modern mass evangelism
Title
God's man for the Gilded Age
Title remainder
D.L. Moody and the rise of modern mass evangelism
Statement of responsibility
Bruce J. Evensen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At his death on the eve of the 20th century, D.L. Moody was widely recognized as one of the most beloved and important of men in 19th-century America. A Chicago shoe salesman with a fourth grade education, Moody rose from obscurity to become God's man for the Gilded Age. He was the Billy Graham of his day--indeed it could be said that Moody invented the system of evangelism that Graham inherited and perfected. Bruce J. Evensen focuses on the pivotal years during which Moody established his reputation on both sides of the Atlantic through a series of highly popular and publicized campaigns. In four short years Moody forged the bond between revivalism and the mass media that persists to this day. Beginning in Britain in 1873 and extending across America's urban landscape, first in Brooklyn and then in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and Boston, Moody used the power of prayer and publicity to stage citywide crusades that became civic spectacles. Modern newspapers, in the grip of economic depression, needed a story to stimulate circulation and found it in Moody's momentous mission.; The evangelist and the press used one another in creating a sense of civic excitement that manufactured the largest crowds in municipal history. Critics claimed this machinery of revival was man-made. Moody's view was that he'd rather advertise than preach to empty pews. He brought a businessman's common sense to revival work and became, much against his will, a celebrity evangelist. The press in city after city made him the star of the show and helped transform his religious stage into a communal entertainment of unprecedented proportions. In chronicling Moody's use of the press and their use of him, Evensen sheds new light on a crucial chapter in the history of evangelicalism and demonstrates how popular religion helped form our modern media culture
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
269/.2092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BV3785.M7
LC item number
E94 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
God's man for the Gilded Age : D.L. Moody and the rise of modern mass evangelism, Bruce J. Evensen
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-227) and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The end; Moody in Northfield, December 1899 -- "Expecting a blessing of unusual magnitude," Moody in Britain, June 1873-August 1875 -- "Sidewalks and rooftops, are black for blocks around," Moody in Brooklyn, October-November 1875 -- "It's harder getting into the depot than heaven," Moody in Philadelphia, November 1875-January 1876 -- "The greatest show on earth," Moody in New York City, February-April 1876 -- "From the curbstone to the ashpit, The fix is in," Moody in Chicago, October 1876-January 1877 -- "It is a marvel to many people," Moody in Boston, January-April 1877 -- The beginning; Moody is Queenstown, June 1873
Control code
ocm64590306
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (232 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423756842
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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.b36309151
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)64590306
  • ebsco1280532874

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