Serpent Handling

Bill J. Leonard, Ph.D.
James and Marilyn Professor of Baptist Studies and Professor Church History
Wake Forest University Divinity School

How did you start studying serpent handlers?
What is the history of serpent handling?
What are the biggest misconceptions about serpent handlers and what should people know?
How does serpent handling relate to Appalachian region?
How do serpent handlers view the Bible?
 What do you think about the illegality of serpent handling?
How do serpent handlers view getting bit?
What new challenges are facing serpent handlers?
Why is it important to study serpent handlers?

Dr. Mary Foskett
Wake Forest Kahle Professor of Religion
Department for the Study of Religions
Wake Forest University

How would a biblical scholar interpret Mark 16?
What is biblical literalism?

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