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Abell, Troy D. Better Felt Than Said: The Holiness-Pentecostal Experience in Southern Appalachia. Reprint. Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press. 216 pp. Originally published, Waco, Tex.: Marham Press, rev ed. 1998 [1982].

Abrams, Douglas Carl. Selling the Old-Time Religion: American Fundamentalists and Mass Culture, 1920-1940. Athens: University of Georgia Press. 2001.

Anglin, Mary. Ministering to the Working Class: Evangelical Protestantism in Rural Appalachia. In Religion in the Contemporary South: Diversity, Community, and Identity, eds. O.K. White, Jr., and D. White. Pp. 97-105. Southern Anthropological Society Proceedings, no. 28. Athens: University of Georgia Press. 1995.

Appleby, Monica Kelly. “A Baptism by Immersion in Big Stone Gap: From South Side Chicago to Southern Appalachia” [Glenmary Sister; Wise Co., Va.]. In Christianity in Appalachia: Profiles in Regional Pluralism, ed. B. Leonard, 278-296. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.1999.

Basden, Paul. “Something Old, Something New': Worship Styles for Baptists in the Nineties.” In Ties That Bind: Life Together in the Baptist Vision, pp. 171-90. Edited by Gary A. Furr and Curtis W. Freeman. Macon, Ga.: Smyth & Helwys, 1994.

Basden, Paul. “Worship with Integrity.” In Honest Numbers: Growing Churches with Integrity. Edited by Robert M. Parham. Nashville: Baptist Center for Christian Ethics. These two works are my first attempts at differentiating worship styles, 1995.

Bernhardt, Jack. “Performance, Faith, and Bluegrass Gospel: An Anthropological Journey with Jerry and Tammy Sullivan” [ Ala.; Pentecostal ministry]. In Country Music Annual 2000, eds. C. Wolfe and J. Akenson, 51-69. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. 2001.

Birckhead, Jim. "Snake Handlers: Heritage, Salvation, and Celebrity in the '90s." Appalachian Journal 23 (Spring): 260-274. 1996.

Bowdle, Donald N. “Holiness in the Highlands: A Profile of the Church of God.” In Christianity in Appalachia: Profiles in Regional Pluralism, ed. B. Leonard, 243-256. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. 1999.

Brown, Fred, and Jeanne McDonald. The Serpent Handlers: Three Families and Their Faith [ W.Va., Ky., Tenn.]. Winston-Salem, N.C.: John F. Blair, 356 pp. 2000.

Brown, Rodger Lyle. “Destiny in Dayton: The Scopes Trial Play and Festival at Dayton, Tennessee.” In Ghost Dancing on the Cracker Circuit: The Culture of Festivals in the American South, by Rodger Lyle Brown, 121-143. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. 1997.

Burton , Thomas, and Ed Speer. “George Went Hensley: A Biographical Note” [b. 1881; initiator of Christian serpent handling]. Appalachian Journal 30 (Summer): 346-348. 2003.

Burton, Thomas. The Serpent and the Spirit: Glenn Summerford's Story [1992 Scottsboro, Ala., trial of snake handler for attempted murder]. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 262 pp. 2004.

Costen, Melva Wilson. African American Christian Worship. Nashville: Abingdon. One of the most helpful recent volumes on black worship in America, 1993.

Covington, Dennis. Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia. Reading: Addison-Wesley, 240 pp. 1995.

Cullman, Oscar. Early Christian Worship. London: SCM Press. A brief but penetrating look at several aspects of New Testament worship, 1953.

Daugherty, Mary Lee. “Serpent Handlers: When the Sacrament Comes Alive.” In Christianity in Appalachia: Profiles in Regional Pluralism, ed. B. Leonard, 138-152. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. 1999.

Davies, Horton. Christian Worship: Its History and Meaning. Nashville: ...
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