Book Talk on Daddy Grace at Free Library

Recent Temple PhD and now university press author Marie Dallam will speak at the Free Library on her book: Daddy Grace: A Celebrity Preacher and his House of Prayer on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 PM. “Marie Dallam | Daddy Grace: A Celebrity Preacher and His House of Prayer (A) Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 7:00PM Central Library Cost: FREE No tickets required. For Info: 215-567-4341. Charles Manuel “Sweet Daddy” Grace founded the United House of Prayer for All People in 1919. This charismatic church has been regarded as one of the most extreme Pentecostal sects in the country, and—long after Grace’s death in 1960—continues to thrive with membership in the tens of thousands. Author Marie Dallam, a religion instructor at Temple University, offers both a religious history of the House of Prayer as an institution and an intellectual history of its colorful and enigmatic founder.” ————————————————————————————————————– Subject Guides Classics // Islamic Studies // Jewish Studies // Philosophy // Religion ————————————————————————————————————–

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