Salvation on Sand Mountain: snake handling and redemption in southern Appalachia

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Covington's coverage of a sensational trial leads him into an exploration of Appalachian Holiness religion and his own roots on Sand Mountain. When he discovers that his ancestors were snake handlers, Covington takes up serpents himself and comes to terms with his spiritual beliefs and the conflicts between traditional restrictive roles for women and modern attitudes. He profiles the faithful as they cast out demons and speak in tongues, and describes a social and geographic landscape where cultures collide. Contains b&w photos. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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Grouping Title salvation on sand mountain snake handling and redemption in southern appalachia
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subject_facet Appalachian Region -- Church history, Southern States -- Church history
title_display Salvation on Sand Mountain : snake handling and redemption in southern Appalachia
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