SALVATION ON SAND MOUTAIN: SNAKE HANDLING AND REDEMPTION IN SOUTHERN APPALA CHIA

SALVATION ON SAND MOUTAIN: SNAKE HANDLING AND REDEMPTION IN SOUTHERN APPALA CHIA

By: Covington, Dennis

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After Covington, a writing instructor at the University of Alabama, novelis t (Lizard) and freelance journalist, covered the trial of a preacher convic ted of attempting to murder his wife with rattlesnakes, he was invited to a ttend a snake-handling service in Scottsville, Ala. He found the service ex hilarating and unsettling; he felt a kinship with the people, for he was on ly two generations removed from the hill country of Appalachia. Of Scottish -Irish descent, the handlers are religious mystics who believe in demons, d rink strychnine and drape rattlesnakes around their bodies. Covington atten ded other services with Brother Carl Porter; he eventually handled a huge r attlesnake, and recalls that at the time, he felt absolutely no fear. This is a captivating glimpse of an exotic religious sect. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Title: SALVATION ON SAND MOUTAIN: SNAKE HANDLING AND REDEMPTION IN SOUTHERN APPALA CHIA

Author Name: Covington, Dennis

Categories: General,

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Publishing: 1995

ISBN Number: 0201622920

ISBN Number 13: 9780201622928

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000044693