E by John Strausbaugh
Reflections on the Birth of the lvis Faith

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Three quarters of a million people visit Graceland each year--40,000 of them during "Elvis Week," the anniversary of his death in August. Strausbaugh describes the religious fervor of Elvis followers, and places Elvism in the context of many grassroots movements away from traditional churches, and explores parallels to Elvis worship in other cultures past and present.
 

About John Strausbaugh

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John Strausbaugh is a journalist and a cultural commentator based in New York City and one-time host of the New York Times' Weekend Explorer Series.
 
Published October 23, 1995 by Blast Books. 223 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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He examines the Elvis faith systematically, including chapters on Elvis Week at Graceland, Elvis's interest in religion and the occult, historical worship of other Dionysian gods, Elvis healings and Elvis impersonators as priests of the new faith, in addition to the requisite treatments of relics...

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