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Title:
Let us prey : the public trial of Jimmy Swaggart
Author:
Lundy, Hunter.
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Publication Information:
Columbus, Miss. : Genesis Press, Inc., 1999.
Physical Description:
294 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
Let Us Prey will take you behind the scenes of the battle that began in the ecclesiastical courts of one of the largest Protestant denominations in America, moved to the civil courts of the State of Louisiana, and culminated in one of the most publicized and controversial episodes in the history of the modern church.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781885478702
Format :
Book

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Central Library BV3780.L86 L48 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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From the pen of a small-town lawyer comes the shocking, true story of the downfall of Jimmy Swaggart.


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Although concerned with the whole rise and fall of Jimmy Swaggart, attorney Lundy concentrates on the lawsuit client, televangelist Marvin Gorman, brought against Swaggart. Did Swaggart orchestrate charges of sexual indiscretion against Gorman and Jim Bakker? "Bakker and Gorman were natural allies, both appealing to younger viewers, and both," Lundy says, "threatened to encroach on if not erode Swaggart's regional support base . . . and not incidentally bit[e] deeply into Swaggart's ministry's earnings." And what horrendous charge did Brother Swaggart and others level against their brother ministers? Good, old-fashioned, heterosexual adultery mostly, although in the charges against Swaggart, voyeurism and onanism reared their ugly heads. Lundy's prose is long on detail though clipped in style. His no-nonsense, lawyerly approach makes the tangled legal affairs he describes stand out clearly amid all the luxurious but murky spiritual sleaze. As often in life, nobody comes out ahead except the lawyers. --Mike Tribby


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