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- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00
The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman?s courageous flight to freedom with her eight children. When she was eighteen years old, Carolyn Jessop was coerced into an arranged marriage with a total stranger: a man thirty-two years her senior. Merril Jessop already had three wives.... more...
- Baylor University Press 2007; US$ 44.95
Romancing the Difference examines the rhetoric of fundamentalism as seen through the lens of Bob Jones University. Highlighting the romantic language used by religious separatists, Lewis argues that fundamentalism is not the angry cry of an outsider, nor is it the mocking of secular culture. Instead, it is an attempt to embody and articulate things... more...
- HarperCollins 2008; US$ 11.99
In September 2007, a packed courtroom in St. George, Utah, sat hushed as Elissa Wall, the star witness against polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs, gave captivating testimony of how Jeffs forced her to marry her first cousin at age fourteen. This harrowing and vivid account proved to be the most compelling evidence against Jeffs, showing the harsh... more...
- Sourcebooks, Inc. 2008; US$ 19.99
Leading American clergyman Robert Levine steps into the fray in What God Can Do For You Now, a book that convinces us that the potential for tragedy exists alongside the potential for miracles, every day and every where. more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 9.99
Fundamentalism is seen as the major threat to world peace today, a conclusion impossible to ignore since the events in New York on September 11 2001. But what is fundamentalism? Malise Ruthven tackles the polemic and stereotypes surrounding this complex phenomenon - one that eludes simple definition, yet urgently needs to be understood. - ;surrounding... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 84.99
The first full, scholarly account of the history and beliefs of the Branch Davidians, the community that hit the world's headlines in 1993 when their buildings in Waco, Texas, burnt to the ground with great loss of life. - ;What were the beliefs of the Branch Davidians? This is the first full scholarly account of their history. Kenneth G. C. Newport... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95
Being the Chosen explores Christian fundamentalism in the USA, focusing particularly on the belief system of Protestant fundamentalists. It establishes the key characteristics of these Protestant fundamentalists worldview, investigating the degrees to which these are adhered to amongst different groups and how such belief systems are constructed and... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2010; US$ 12.99
C Street - where piety, politics, and corruption meet Jeff Sharlet is the only journalist to have reported from inside the C Street House, the Fellowship residence known simply by its Washington, DC address. The house has lately been the scene of notorious political scandal, but more crucially it is home to efforts to transform the very fabric of... more...