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The Resource PTL : the rise and fall of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's evangelical empire, John Wigger

PTL : the rise and fall of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's evangelical empire, John Wigger

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PTL : the rise and fall of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's evangelical empire
Title
PTL
Title remainder
the rise and fall of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's evangelical empire
Statement of responsibility
John Wigger
Title variation
  • Praise the Lord
  • People that love
Title variation remainder
the rise and fall of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakkers evangelical empire
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1974 Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker launched their television show, the PTL Club, from a former furniture store in Charlotte, N.C. with half a dozen friends. By 1987 they stood at the center of a ministry empire that included their own satellite network, a 2300-acre theme park visited by six million people a year, and millions of adoring fans. The Bakkers led a life of conspicuous consumption perfectly aligned with the prosperity gospel they preached. They bought vacation homes, traveled first-class with an entourage and proclaimed that God wanted everyone to be healthy and wealthy. When it all fell apart, after revelations of a sex scandal and massive financial mismanagement, all of America watched more than two years of federal investigation and trial as Jim was eventually convicted on 24 counts of fraud and conspiracy. He would go on to serve five years in federal prison. PTL is more than just the story of the rise and fall of the Bakkers, John Wigger traces their lives from humble beginnings to wealth, fame, and eventual disgrace. At its core, PTL is the story of a group of people committed to religious innovation, who pushed the boundaries of evangelical religion's engagement with American culture. Drawing on trial transcripts, videotapes, newspaper articles, and interviews with key insiders, dissidents, and lawyers, Wigger reveals the power of religion to redirect American culture. This is the story of a grand vision gone wrong, of the power of big religion in American life and its limits
Summary
By 1987, Jim and Tammy Bakker had built a ministry empire that included their own satellite network, a 2300-acre theme park, and millions of adoring fans. When it all fell apart, after revelations of a sex scandal and massive financial mismanagement, all of America watched more than two years of federal investigation and trial as Jim was eventually convicted on 24 counts of fraud and conspiracy
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10572895
Cataloging source
DLC
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1959-
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Wigger, John H.
Dewey number
269/.20922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Bakker, Jim
  • Messner, Tammy Faye
  • Television in religion
  • Fraud
  • Scandals
  • Evangelicalism
  • Fundamentalism
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the rise and fall of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's evangelical empire
Label
PTL : the rise and fall of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's evangelical empire, John Wigger
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The DJ and his queen -- A show of his own -- Everyday in the USA -- Abundant life -- The emperor's new groove -- Look me in the eye -- Time bomb -- Special math -- Secret lives -- Four days and three nights -- Cover-up -- Saturday night -- Scandal -- Holy war -- Judgment day -- Epilogue: Apocalypse chow
Control code
ocn960033750
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 407 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plate
Isbn
9780199379712
Lccn
2016045657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027354659
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)960033750
Label
PTL : the rise and fall of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's evangelical empire, John Wigger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The DJ and his queen -- A show of his own -- Everyday in the USA -- Abundant life -- The emperor's new groove -- Look me in the eye -- Time bomb -- Special math -- Secret lives -- Four days and three nights -- Cover-up -- Saturday night -- Scandal -- Holy war -- Judgment day -- Epilogue: Apocalypse chow
Control code
ocn960033750
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 407 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plate
Isbn
9780199379712
Lccn
2016045657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027354659
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)960033750

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