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The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power
The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power by Jeff Sharlet 0060560053 9780060560058
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The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power by Jeff Sharlet

One of the most compelling and brilliantly researched exposes youll ever read-just dont read it alone at night|?[Sharlet] has managed to infiltrate the most influential and secretive fundamentalist network in America, and ground his reporting in the most astute and original explanation of fundamentalism I?ve ever read. . . . Indispensable.|#x201C;An astounding entre to a fascinating Christian network unknown to most Americans. . . . A must-read for any American who wants to know who is actually pulling the strings at the highest levels of power.#x201D|Jeff Sharlet is one of the very best writers covering the politics of religion. Brilliantly reported and filled with wonderful anecdotes, THE FAMILY tells the story of an influential group that you havent previously heard of, and need to know about.|?Of all the important studies of the American right, THE FAMILY is undoubtedly the most eloquent. It is also quite possibly the most terrifying.|[Sharlet] has managed to infiltrate the most influential and secretive fundamentalist network in America, and ground his reporting in the most astute and original explanation of fundamentalism Ive ever read. . . . Indispensable.|?One of the most compelling and brilliantly researched exposes you?ll ever read?just don?t read it alone at night|?Jeff Sharlet provides a fascinating account of how part of American Christianity has gone off on a dangerous tangent. It should worry everyone?maybe especially those of us who understand the Gospels to be a call to help the powerless, not prop up the powerful.|?This is a gripping, utterly original narrative about an influential evangelical elite that few Americans even know exists. . . . The Christian Right will never look the same again.|This is a gripping, utterly original narrative about an influential evangelical elite that few Americans even know exists. . . . The Christian Right will never look the same again.|?A brilliant marriage of investigative journalism and history, an unsettling story of how this small but powerful group shaped the faith of the nation in the 20th century and drives the politics of empire in the 21st. Anyone interested in circles of power will love this book.|Un-American theocrats can only fool patriotic American democrats when there arent critics like Jeff Sharlet around-careful scholars and soulful writers who understand both the majesty of faith and the evil of its abuses. A remarkable accomplishment in the annals of writing about religion.|?I was once an insider?s insider within fundamentalism. Unequivocally: Sharlet knows what he?s talking about. . . . Those who want to be un-deceived (and wildly entertained) must read this disturbing tour de force.|Of all the important studies of the American right, THE FAMILY is undoubtedly the most eloquent. It is also quite possibly the most terrifying.|I was once an insiders insider within fundamentalism. Unequivocally: Sharlet knows what hes talking about. . . . Those who want to be un-deceived (and wildly entertained) must read this disturbing tour de force.|Jeff Sharlet provides a fascinating account of how part of American Christianity has gone off on a dangerous tangent. It should worry everyone-maybe especially those of us who understand the Gospels to be a call to help the powerless, not prop up the powerful.|?Jeff Sharlet is one of the very best writers covering the politics of religion. Brilliantly reported and filled with wonderful anecdotes, THE FAMILY tells the story of an influential group that you haven?t previously heard of, and need to know about.|An astounding entre to a fascinating Christian network unknown to most Americans. . . . A must-read for any American who wants to know who is actually pulling the strings at the highest levels of power.|A brilliant marriage of investigative journalism and history, an unsettling story of how this small but powerful group shaped the faith of the nation in the 20th century and drives the politics of empire in the 21st. Anyone interested in circles of power will love this book.|?Un-American theocrats can only fool patriotic American democrats when there aren?t critics like Jeff Sharlet around?careful scholars and soulful writers who understand both the majesty of faith and the evil of its abuses. A remarkable accomplishment in the annals of writing about religion.|?An astounding entr??e to a fascinating Christian network unknown to most Americans. . . . A must-read for any American who wants to know who is actually pulling the strings at the highest levels of power.

Author: Jeff Sharlet

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 464

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Publication Date: 2009-06-02

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