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Red-hot and Righteous: The Urban Religion of the Salvation Army Hardcover – 7 Jun 1999

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press; First Edition edition (7 Jun. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0674867068
  • ISBN-13: 978-0674867062
  • Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 16.6 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,983,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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on US shores, to 1950...Winston's fine book is a remarkable tale not just of the rise to prominence of the Salvation Army but of the interplay between religion and culture--a dynamic that is still alive and well today.

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In this engrossing study of religion, urban life, and commercial culture, Diane Winston shows how a (self-styled "red-hot") militant Protestant mission established a beachhead in the modern city. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Great read, very interesting approach and research. A nice balance between academia and common sense.
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HASH(0x98b0cdec) out of 5 stars Where do I sign up? 17 Nov. 2001
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I thought this back was very interesting. It presents the history of the Salvation Army from its inception in England in the nineteenth century through a good part of the twentieth century. Its focus is on the female leadership. It is interesting to note that though men are mentioned in the text, they are only briefly so. You learn a lot about the Booth women and their role in the Army but little about what their husbands where doing. It is a positive perspective of the movement and the ways in which it has helped Americans both here and abroad during the World Wars.
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HASH(0x97a2b804) out of 5 stars Historical Research that Reads Like a Novel 10 Sept. 2009
By Fairlee E. Winfield - Published on
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I'm delighted with Winston's work. Currently I'm writing a novel in which the Salvation Army is prominent and I needed to be sure I had some early facts verified. Winston gives me the facts I need and has confirmed some of my own material. I particularly appreciated her emphasis on performances and the Army's proclamation of all space as God's own.

Her explanation of the secularization of religion, the bringing of religion out of the clouds and into everyday life, provides a whole new perspective on religious belief. A time when the religious experience was fun.
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HASH(0x97c0c810) out of 5 stars Required but fun 25 Jun. 2009
By A. M. Wagner - Published on
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Required for a history class years ago. One of the better social histories out there.
HASH(0x9787ce40) out of 5 stars Outstanding Unbiased Analysis... and very interesting! 20 Jan. 2014
By Marc Schiler - Published on
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Winston does a superb job of placing the Salvation Army in its context, historically, commercially and even, to some extent, doctrinally. The Salvation Army has gone through many changes over time. It is interesting to glimpse what it was at its beginning and consider what it has succeeded at, who opposed it and how the times and the views of religion were the same and how they were different, both outside the SA and within the SA.
HASH(0x97788cb4) out of 5 stars Five Stars 4 Jun. 2015
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