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Foxfire 7 (The Foxfire Series #7)
The seventh Foxfire volumepresents traditions of mountain religious heritage,covering ministers, revivals, baptisms,gospel-singing, faith healing, camp meetings, snake handling,and more. ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published March 1st 1982 by Anchor
(first published 1982)
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Foxfire 7: Ministers, church members, revivals, baptisms, shaped-note and gospel singing, faith healing, campmeetings, footwashing, snake handling, and other traditions of mountain religious heritage (The Foxfire Series #7) by Eliot Wigginton (Editor), Foxfire Students (Anchor Press 1982) (917.58). More transcribed interviews by the students at Rabun County High School in Georgia with their rural elders (See The Foxfire Book). My rating: 7.5/10, finished 1982. ...more
Feb 25, 2008 James rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People interested in religious matters
For me, not as good as the others in the series so far - I like the variety and the practicality of a lot of the material, and this volume is all about the culture's religious beliefs and practices, which I don't share and in which I am not nearly as interested. This would probably be a good read for anyone who is particularly interested in Christianity or religion in general.
This are some strange books. They are educational in nature, but sometimes they go meandering about in some places that are uncharted territory for most of us. There are a lot of lost skill sets that are covered in these books as well as a lot of unusual traditions. Sometimes the writing can be rather dry, but they are awesome with the knowledge factor.
A Great Series on how on people use to do thing when they were mostly self sufficient, and not store dependent different volumes cover everything from snake handling. to log cabin building to planting by the seasons, a must for DIY'ers and survivalists. Check out amazon.com for individual contents.
Eliot Wigginton (born Brooks Eliot Wigginton) is an American oral historian, folklorist, writer and former educator. He was most widely known for developing the Foxfire Project, a writing project that led to a magazine and the series of best-selling Foxfire books, twelve volumes in all. These were based on articles by high school students from Rabun County, Georgia. In 1986 he was named "Georgia T ...moreMore about Eliot Wigginton...
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