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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith (2003)

av Jon Krakauer

Andra författare: Randy Alcorn

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En skildring av fundamentalistiska mormonska sekter. I centrum står ett dubbelmord. Bröderna Ron och Dan Lafferty mördade sin svägerska Brenda och hennes dotter för att Brenda hade dåligt inflytande på deras bror Allen. Mordet skildras mot bakgrund av livet i små isolerade fundamentalistiska samhällen.… (mer)
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I decided to give this book a go after reading Into the Wild (which I absolutely loved). I knew the subject matter of this book was disturbing, but I tried to get through it anyway. I could not. I did not get past page 12. I put the book down and I have no intentions of ever finishing it.

I do give the book 2 stars just because Jon Krakauer is a good author (in my opinion). ( )
  thatnerd | Mar 2, 2024 |
Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer is a 2004 Anchor publication.

I just finished the Hulu limited series of the same name as this book. That show is definitely a fictional dramatization- but is based on this book, which is often labeled a ‘true crime’. So, once I finished the series, I wanted to read this book to get the full, true account of the murder of Brenda Lafferty and her fifteen-month-old daughter by her own brothers-in-law.

Unfortunately, though the title of the book hints of a true crime book, what one actually gets is a long, long, detailed history of Mormonism.

Now, there is nothing inherently wrong with that if that is what you were looking for. I did find it fascinating on occasion, but I grew weary of it because that was not why I picked this book up. What I was wanting was a sharper focus on the Lafferty crime, but it mostly ran in the background.

So, if you are interested in Morman history this is a book you’ll want to consider. I have no doubt the book is well-researched, but I’d also take the time to read a few books he used as sources, as well.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a book specifically about the Lafferty crime, you might look to see if anyone else has written a book about that crime, in particular. I do think to understand the situation, some history or insights into Mormonism must be a part of the book, but it doesn’t need to overpower the particulars of this sect.

Overall, this book was not exactly what I was expecting. Once it became obvious that the book was more history than true crime I skipped over whole chapters, feeling I had gotten the point and didn’t need to absorb more historical facts and only read the sections that pertained to Brenda’s murder and the subsequent trial of the Lafferty brothers.

While the book is very comprehensive, well-researched, and well-written, it simply did not deliver what I had ordered- or thought I had ordered, I guess I should say. Should I lower my rating because of that? That’s a hard choice to make- so let me clear that there wasn’t anything wrong with the writing, organization, or the content so from a critically thinking standpoint its an easy 4+ stars- but from a personal perspective, it’s only a three-star experience. So, I’m going to give it 3.5 stars. Round up or down? UGH. I’m on the fence, but I really do have to round up simply because of the obvious effort the put into the book.

3.5 stars rounded up. ( )
  gpangel | Feb 28, 2024 |
Last minute grab for a book club, so I listened to the audio book, and it was a struggle. ( )
  cmpeters | Feb 2, 2024 |
1st edition ( )
  Sweetums | Jan 31, 2024 |
SO GOOD. I love a well written nonfiction, especially one with a culture other than what I live in, and this one delivered! Extra points for historical context throughout. This is definitely a book I will reread. ( )
  rosenmemily | Jan 7, 2024 |
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His project is ambitious: With Mormon fundamentalism as his chief illustration, he seeks to understand why religious extremism flourishes in a skeptical, postmodern society. . . . The result is a book that is both insightful and flawed.
 
Krakauer's knowledge of polygamist communities in Canada and on the Arizona-Utah border and how they tie to Utahns and various organized groups is enlightening.
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Krakauer's thesis is less convincing when he tries to explain the historical roots of polygamist fundamentalism by a brief and, at times, confused survey of Mormon history. ... Krakauer's thesis has greater authenticity when applied to radical fundamentalism of any form or in any religion. In searching for evidences to document his thesis, the author overlooked sources that explain the LDS church's evolution away from polygamy.
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This is a haunting book because it is a reminder of Utah at its worst.
tillagd av richjj | ändraUtah Historical Quarterly, F. Ross Peterson (betalvägg) (Apr 1, 2004)
 
SINCE Sept. 11, 2001, Americans have talked a lot about the dark side of religion, but for the most part it isn't religion in America they've had in mind. Jon Krakauer wants to broaden their perspective. In ''Under the Banner of Heaven,'' he enters the obscure world of Mormon fundamentalism to tell a story of, as he puts it, ''faith-based violence.''
tillagd av mikeg2 | ändraNew York Times, Robert Wright (Aug 3, 2003)
 

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We believe in honesty, morality and purity; but when they enact tyrannical laws, forbidding us the free exercise of our religion, we cannot submit. God is greater than the United States, and when the Government conflicts with heaven, we will be ranged under the banner of heaven and against the government... Polygamy is a divine institution. it has been handed down direct from God. The United States cannot abolish it. No nation on earth can prevent it, nor all the nations of the earth combined, ... I defy the United States; I will obey God.
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No western nation is as religion-soaked as ours, where nine out of ten of us love God and are loved by him in return. That mutual passion centers our society and demands some understanding, if our doom-eager society is to be understood at all.
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THE AMERICAN RELIGION
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Almost everyone in Utah County has heard of the Lafferty boys.
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The schisms that shattered Mormonism time and again, more critical tha inroads from without, only attest its strength. They were signs of the seriousness with which converts and dissenters took their salvation, ready to stake their souls on points of doctrine which a later, less Biblical generation could treat with indifference. WILLIAM MULDER AND A. RUSSELL MORTENSEN, AMONG THE MORMONS
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Almost everyone in Utah County has heard of the Lafferty boys. That's mostly a function of the lurid murders, of course, but the Lafferty surname had a certain prominence in the county even before Brenda and Erica Lafferty were killed.
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