The Conversion Experience in America: A Sourcebook on Religious Conversion Autobiography

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THE CONVERSION EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA
A Sourcebook on Religious Conversion Autobiography

JAMES CRAIG HOLTE

GREENWOOD PRESS New York . Westport, Connecticut . London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Introduction - Autobiography and Conversion ix
  • 1 - Jim Bakker (1940- ) 1
  • Bibliography 5
  • 2 - Lyman Beecher (1775-1863) 9
  • Bibliography 14
  • 3 - Black Elk (1863-1950) 17
  • Bibliography 22
  • 4 - Eldridge Cleaver (1935- ) Soul on Fire 25
  • Bibliography 29
  • 5 - John Cogley (1917-1976) 31
  • 6 - Charles W. Colson (1931- ) Born Again 39
  • Bibliography 43
  • 7 - Nicky Cruz (1938- ) Run, Baby, Run 45
  • Bibliography 51
  • 8 - Mary Francis Clare Cusack (1830-1899) 53
  • Bibliography 56
  • 9 - Dorothy Day (1897-1980) 59
  • Bibliography 64
  • 10 - Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) 67
  • Bibliography 74
  • 11 - Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) 77
  • Bibliography 83
  • 12 - Olaudah Equiano (c.1745-1797) 87
  • Bibliography 91
  • 13 - Jerry Falwell (1933- ) Strength for the Journey 93
  • Bibliography 98
  • 14 - Charles Grandison Finney (1792-1875) 101
  • Bibliography 107
  • 15 - Alexander Irvine (1863-1941) 111
  • Bibliography 115
  • 16 - Rebecca Cox Jackson (1795-1871) 117
  • Bibliography 122
  • 17 - Peter Jenkins (1951- ) 125
  • Bibliography 130
  • 18 - Malcolm X (1925-1965) the Autobiography of Malcolm X 131
  • Bibliography 137
  • 19 - Aimee Semple Mcpherson (1890-1944) in the Service of the King 139
  • Bibliography 143
  • 20 - Thomas Merton (1915-1968) the Seven Storey Mountain 145
  • Bibliography 151
  • 21 - William Miller (1782-1849) Apology and Defense 155
  • Bibliography 159
  • 22 - Carry Nation (1846-1911) 161
  • Bibliography 165
  • 23 - Daniel Alexander Payne (1811-1893) 167
  • 24 - Pat Robertson (1930-- ) Shout It from the Housetops 173
  • Bibliography 178
  • 25 - Mary Rowlandson (c. 1635-1678 or 1711) 181
  • Bibliography 184
  • 26 - Thomas Shepard (1605-1649) the Autobiography of Thomas Shepard 187
  • Bibliography 191
  • 27 - Piri Thomas (1928- ) 193
  • Bibliography 198
  • 28 - Alan Watts (1915-1973) in My Own Way 199
  • Bibliography 204
  • 29 - John Woolman (1720-1772) the Journal of John Woolman 207
  • Bibliography 213
  • 30 - Ann Eliza Young (1844-1930?) 215
  • Bibliographic Essay 223
  • Index 227
  • About the Author 229
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