Preaching and Snake-Handling

Pentacostal Christian churches in the Appalachian Mountains are known for their snake-handling preachers and congregants.


Several famous anthropological and sociological studies have been done on the Appalachian Pentacostals and their devotional practices.

A new National Geographic documentary will explore the religious world of Pentacostal faith.

NPR reports on the snake-handling preachers.

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