Taking Up Serpents: A History of Snake Handling

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In Taking Up Serpents: A History of Snake Handling Kimbrough explains the history and practice of serpent-handling believers from the perspective of a respectful and scholarly participant-observer. While this is a story of Kimbrough's experiences with the Saylor family of eastern Kentucky, Kimbrough explains the origins of serpent handling as they emerged in the teachings of George Hensley of the Grasshopper community near Cleveland, Tennessee.Churches that practice snake handling have dotted the Appalachian mountains for ...

Taking Up Serpents: A History of Snake Handling 2002, Mercer University Press, Georgia

ISBN-13: 9780865547988

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