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Exchange Exemplar: American Evangelicalism Examined

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Christian Ferrer, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49733344

The world is a horrible place, and it could end soon.  A few people might believe that now, and it would be FAR from the first time in American history. 

For more than a century, charismatic preachers railed against sin and Satan, stirring up their followers to look beyond now and here, to the ends times and heaven.  Billy Graham, who died last week, was one of them. 

Matthew Avery Sutton tells the story of Graham and many others in American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism.  The author visited in August 2015; we hear the interview anew. 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.