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Jeff Sharlet is a visiting research scholar at New York University's Center for Religion and Media. He is a contributing editor for Harper's and Rolling Stone, the coauthor, with Peter Manseau, of Killing the Buddha, and the editor of The Revealer.org. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Well done, reads very much as a product of its time. I wish I had stumbled across it at the Borders or Raven in Lawrence the first time round.

Most of the bible verse versions were excellent - I have a bias against Jonah - even as a child I could never get over fish, whale, eh, what's the difference. I _knew_ the difference, at eight. Revelations was weird, but how could it be otherwise. Our dual heretical guides come across as the young men they were.
 
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kcshankd | 5 andra recensioner | Feb 25, 2024 |
Whew, boy. A strange and disturbing book, as befits its subject. "Christian" nationalism, the far right, guns, guns, guns, and so much more. Very, very, very dispiriting.
 
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fmclellan | 6 andra recensioner | Jan 23, 2024 |
This was an excellently written book - one of the few non-fiction "page turners" that I've run across. The first three quarters is a tale of a cross country trip seeking the roots of our current political malaise, and it's filled with insights and horrors and intelligent musings, mostly tied together around the sad tale of Ashli Babbit. The last quarter is a second trip to Wisconsin, and it's here that the author pretty much loses it. It seems to me that here the author actively sought angst rather than recording and reporting it. For want of a better term, it's whiny. And the very last section tries to tie in the Old Left of the 50's to today's turmoil - for what reason I couldn't discern. This is a good book nonetheless, but it could've been a lot better - 5 stars easy if he hadn't lost his focus.… (mer)
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dhaxton | 6 andra recensioner | Jan 21, 2024 |
A masterful labor of research and synthesis, this book is a comprehensive history of Evangelical Protestantism's influence in the United States government in the twentieth century. Those seeking to understand the persistent theocratic impulse in a government founded solidly on Enlightenment principles--and Mr. Sharlet does a particularly able job of sorting out the various strands of intellectual history in this area--will do well to start with this book.
 
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