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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith (urspr publ 2003; utgåvan 2004)

av Jon Krakauer (Författare)

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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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Titel:Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Författare:Jon Krakauer (Författare)
Info:Anchor (2004), Edition: Reprint, 432 pages
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Krakauer's book exploring religious fundamentalism is frightening and disturbing. The descriptions of the beliefs and actions of the Mormon fundamentalists are horrifying, but the author takes care to separate the extremist sects from the mainstream religion. The book also includes a great deal of interesting history about the LDS Church. ( )
  mathgirl40 | Apr 6, 2021 |
Mormon fundamentalism. Not being particularly religious, this book really made me think about the "idea" of religion. I find fundamentalism of any form terrifying, and this was no exception. This is one of those books that will make me think for a long time. ( )
  curious_squid | Apr 5, 2021 |
This was a very scary book. Written by Jon Krakauer, the author of Into Thin Air and Into the Wild, this books explores the history, and violence, of the Mormon faith. Due to the subject material, it was a little slow at times – I found my attention wandering and occasionally had to make myself reread passages.

Religion is a touchy subject, especially when you are discussing the darker aspects of faith, such as what is considered ‘God sanctioned violence’. I am aware that all religions have a history of ‘killing in the name of the Lord’. It’s just that for most (Western) religions, that history is far in the past, whereas Mormonism is relatively young, ‘American born’ faith. This is a subject that I honestly don’t want to get into, so there’s not much to say.

I read this book because it was recommended to me, and because I believe that it’s important for me to educate myself before forming opinions about matters that I know nothing about. This book has left me with some very strong opinions. One of them is that I really don’t want Mormons knocking on my door (not that I did before, but now I really don’t). ( )
  ShannonHollinger | Feb 15, 2021 |
After finishing "Under the Banner of Heaven," I googled Ron Lafferty to find out when he was eventually executed, and to my horror discovered that at the age of seventy-one, he is still alive despite being twice convicted for murder.

In this book, Krakauer's excellent nonfiction prose is focused on fundamentalist Mormonism, and the murder of a woman and child by two brothers who claimed God had told them to do so. The author not only examines the events leading up to, surrounding, and following the crime, but also delves into the founding of the Mormon faith and uncovers a history of violence perpetuated by the religion's adherents.

As in his previous work, "Into the Wild," Krakauer works backward from the focal point (the murder), and brings in historical and societal context from a wide range of sources. The abundance of history and names may be overwhelming in one read, but demonstrates the author's dedication to research.

Not a read to be enjoyed, but definitely a worthwhile historical and societal commentary. ( )
  resoundingjoy | Jan 1, 2021 |
Not at all what I thought it would be, but this was still a great book. I think anyone interested in faith or the dark side of belief should read this book. ( )
  jerame2999 | Nov 14, 2020 |
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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.
JOHN TAYLOR (ON JANUARY 4, 1880),
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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.
HAROLD BLOOM,
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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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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.

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