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Love Valley an American Utopia (Hardback)

Conrad Eugene Ostwalt

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ISBN 10: 0879727594 / ISBN 13: 9780879727598
Edité par University of Wisconsin Press, United States, 1998
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Love Valley is a small town in rural North Carolina. Its genesis in 1954 marked the fulfillment of a dream for founder Andy Barker. Barker cultivated two visions as a young man he wanted to build a Christian community, and he wanted to be a cowboy. The result of his vision is Barker s utopian experiment. The town boasts a saloon, general store, hitching posts, and rodeos. Yet, above all of this stands a little church the heart of what Barker conceived as his Christian utopia. This unique combination has led to more than forty years of philanthropic ventures, controversial events such as the Love Valley Rock Festival, stories and legends, and political ambition. Love Valley: An American Utopia captures the history of this town in narrative form while arguing that Love Valley s founders were motivated by utopian goals. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780879727598

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Titre : Love Valley an American Utopia (Hardback)

Éditeur : University of Wisconsin Press, United States

Date d'édition : 1998

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Love Valley is a small town in rural North Carolina. Its genesis in 1954 marked the fulfillment of a dream for founder Andy Barker. Barker cultivated two visions as a young man—he wanted to build a Christian community, and he wanted to be a cowboy. The result of his vision is Barker’s utopian experiment.
    The town boasts a saloon, general store, hitching posts, and rodeos. Yet, above all of this stands a little church—the heart of what Barker conceived as his Christian utopia. This unique combination has led to more than forty years of philanthropic ventures, controversial events such as the Love Valley Rock Festival, stories and legends, and political ambition. Love Valley: An American Utopia captures the history of this town in narrative form while arguing that Love Valley’s founders were motivated by utopian goals.

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Conrad Ostwalt is a Professor of Religious Studies at Appalachian State University. He is the author of After Eden and co-editor and author of Screening the Sacred. His teaching and research interests include American religious movements and cultural expressions of religion. He and his wife, Mary, enjoy hiking in the mountains around their Boone, North Carolina, home.

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