Swaggart: An Unauthorized Biography of an American Evangelist

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Jimmy Swaggart was one of the most popular video preachers in the world, until a moment of indicretion in New Orleans motel. This unauthorized biography looks at Swaggart's life, as well as discussing the religious and societal movements responsible, in part, for his rise and fall.

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Contents

Metairie Louisiana Fall 1987
11
Rebuke before All
23
Frances
25
In the Beginning
27
Cloven Tongues Like As of Fire
29
Ferriday
33
Stars Are Born
38
The Church That Darwin Built
41
Miraculous Healing
151
On the Road
160
The Color Line
163
Being Seen
167
A String of Tragedies
170
Keeping the Faith
177
Just Do It
183
Demon Oppression
186

A Goodbye and a New Bargain
45
Another Goodbye
50
Guilt
53
Belonging
55
Softening
59
Ninetynine Cents out of Every Dollar
61
Texas Redux
64
The First Surrender
66
Taboo
68
Revival
70
The Theater of Salvation
75
Defection
78
The Blockbuster
82
Rivals
86
Last Chance
90
Many Are Called
96
Running from God
103
The Anointing of Satan
108
Narrow the Path
111
Girls
116
Into the Fire
120
Seize the Moment
123
Back in the Fold
126
Out of Nothing
130
By the Grace of God and Women
134
Shakin
140
Awakening
143
A Good Man
190
What Hath God Wrought?
195
Camp Meeting Hour
200
Voices
205
People Always Kill God
208
A Radio Station
213
A Huge Burst out of a Shotgun
216
Dont Ever Let Me Get Like That
222
The Principality of the Powers of the Air
224
The Mission of the Air
232
Guarding the Temple
239
Petra
247
Brimstone
251
A Son of the Reformation
262
I Dont Want This Thing to Come Back and Haunt Me
267
The Highland Road
272
Gorman and Bakker
275
Do Not Fail
286
Francesville
291
The Hostile Takeover
301
October 17 1987
326
Have Sinned
339
Comeback
364
Under the Influence
380
Archival Resources
394
Bibliography
429
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About the author (1999)

Ann Rowe Seaman, a native of Austin, Texas, is the author of Swaggart: The Unauthorized Biography of an American Evangelist.

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