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Serpent-handling believers

by Thomas G. Burton

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Published by University of Tennessee Press in Knoxville .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Tennessee,
  • Tennessee.
    • Subjects:
    • Snake cults (Holiness churches) -- Tennessee.,
    • Tennessee -- Religious life and customs.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementThomas Burton.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBX7990.H6 B87 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 208 p. :
      Number of Pages208
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1726341M
      ISBN 100870497871, 087049788X
      LC Control Number92030409

      Snake handling, also called serpent handling, as a religious rite is observed in a small number of isolated churches, mostly in the United States, usually characterized as rural and part of the Holiness practice began in the early 20th century in Appalachia and plays only a small part in the church service. Participants are Holiness, Pentecostals, Charismatics, or other evangelicals.   In his book Serpent Handling Believers, English professor Thomas Burton estimates that at the time there were between only 1, and 2, total members of the Church of God with Signs Following in the entire United States.

      Serpent-Handling Believers by Thomas G Burton ISBN ISBN Unknown; Knoxville, Tn: University Of Tennessee Press, ; ISBN Some of the best are Thomas Burton’s Serpent Handling Believers, David Kimbrough’s Taking Up Serpents Ralph Hood’s and Paul Williamson’s Them That Believe Another good reference is Fred Brown’s book The Serpent Handlers – Their Families and Their Faith, which focuses specifically on three prominent families in this movement; the.

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In this absorbing work, Burton presents a balanced view of serpent handling believers, their history and religious culture. Combining academic research and oral sources, the author charts the history of the phenomenon while examining the legal and ethical issues associated with the by: Serpent Handling Believers by Thomas Burton (University of Tennessee Press ) ().

This is a sympathetic account of a number of small pentecostal churches in East Tennessee that practice serpent handling as part of their worship services. It explores the believers' faith and is filled with firsthand accounts of signs and wonders/5.

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Some features of WorldCat will not be available. While this is a story of Kimbrough's experiences with the Saylor family of eastern Kentucky, Kimbrough explains the origins of serpent handling as they emerged in the teachings of George Hensley of /5(3). Go To Top. University of Tennessee Press | Conference Center, Henley Street | Knoxville, TN | (fax) | Email Us View Full Site.

An edition of Serpent-handling believers ()Pages: It is thought that serpent handling began in East Tennessee inspread by the legendary George Went Hensley, a Church of God preacher. Like all such people, says the author, he was "strong, courageous and ethical a person willing to die for his beliefs.

Not only willing, he repeatedly verified that commitment directly and concretely.". An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk.

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Discover Serpent-Handling Believers by Thomas G Burton and millions of other books available at Barnes & Noble. Shop paperbacks, eBooks, and more. Our Stores Are Open Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events HelpAuthor: Thomas G Burton. Using both oral history and scholarly research, Burton traces the evolution of Christian serpent handling from its apparent beginning in East Tennessee and explores legal and ethical issues associated with this and other unorthodox practices, allowing participants to.

serpent-handling believers. university of tennessee press p. Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content. Thomas Burton, professor of English and author of the book ‘Serpent Handling Believers’, says, “These people are not just religious fanatics; they’re not strange people.

Serpent Handling Believers [Thomas G Burton]. University of Tennessee Press, Paper: Library of Congress Classification BXH6B87 Dewey Decimal Classification Book Search Engine Can Find Serpent-Handling Believers by BURTON, Thomas.

ABOUT TRUST ONLINE; Serpent-Handling Believers. By: BURTON, Thomas. Show me the best price for this book. Books ordered may be returned for a full refund if they are not as described. Delivery is guaranteed - or your money back. In this illuminating book they present the most in-depth, comprehensive study of serpent handling to date.

Them That Believe not only explores facets of this religious practice—including handling, preaching, and the near-death experiences of individuals who were bitten but survived—but also provides a rich analysis of this phenomenon from. In this absorbing work, Burton presents a balanced view of serpent handling believers, their history and religious culture.

Combining academic research and oral sources, the author charts the history of the phenomenon while examining the legal and ethical issues associated with the practice/5. So they consider themselves to be Signs Followers believers," he told The Christian Post, adding that these Christians "handle serpents simply to be obedient to God and to follow the signs." Serpent-handling first emerged in the early s and its popularity is credited to George Hensley, a Pentecostal minister from Tennessee.

Thomas Burton’s book, Serpent Handling Believers, offers a comprehensive description of the practice, and is an excellent starting point.This book tells the story of three families, one of which is now featured on National Geographic Channels Snake Salvation reality show.

This book was written 13 years before the series aired and even at that time,Jamie Coots was well known in the snake handling churches of being said, this is a look into the faith and world of 4/5(10).Serpent handlers identify themselves as members of a church.

Thus when we discuss serpent handling from the perspective of the believers' understanding, we refer to serpent-handling churches. Our aim is to understand serpent handling both from within and from without. As such we walk a difficult : $