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George Beverly Shea, gospel singer at Billy Graham’s crusades in NYC & elsewhere, February 1, 1909 – April 16, 2013

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Video of Shea singing his signature hymn “How Great Thou Art” at the 1969 NYC Billy Graham Crusade. In the famous 1957 NYC Crusade he sang it 108 consecutive nights. It was probably the first time that Shea sang the song for a television broadcast.

Hebrew School in Brooklyn, 1955

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The photographer Cornell Capa died nearly five years ago in New York City on May 23, 2008. Capa valued his religious heritage and photographing religion.

Martin Luther King, Jr. & Billy Graham. The Road to NYC, 1957

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Martin Luther King, Jr.’s appearance at Billy Graham’s 1957 evangelistic crusade in NYC infuriated segregationists.

Washington Post: “New Yorkers not so godless”

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The Washington Post UNDER GOD by Julia Duin New Yorkers not so godless Big Apple is experiencing a faith revival The proposed mosque and Islamic center near Ground Zero is in the news again. Word is that differences between the project’s co-founders led to the diminished role of Imam Abdul Rauf – long the public face [...]

Part 7: The Making of the Postsecular City. The Manhattan Evangelicals in the year 2000: a new era

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By 2000 it was clear that religion was making a comeback. Name a religion and it had believers in the city, sometimes a lot of them. In our overview in New York Glory: religions in the city Anna Karpathakis and I concluded, “Conservative religions have found ways to thrive in New York City.” Despite my [...]

Op-Ed: Defeating the “Elijah Complex” in 1978. A Retrospective by Joe Battaglia of Renaissance Communications

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In the rocky years of 1978-1979 life started to come back to the Christian church in the New York area. Several things worked together to create a sense of renewed possibilities for church growth. Campus Crusade’s Here’s Life evangelistic campaign which was launched in Manhattan in 1976 helped to create a shared identity among believers in [...]

Part 2: The Making of the Postsecular City. 20th Century decline of evangelicals in NYC

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The decline of the evangelicals is peculiar to a fifty year period within the city’s almost four hundred year history. The religious decline was bracketed by a predominance of evangelicalism in the 19th and early 20th Century and its revival starting in the 1970s. The periods of evangelical effervescence were marked by massive immigration, migration [...]

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