The Resource Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faith, Jon Krakauer

Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faith, Jon Krakauer

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Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faith
Title
Under the banner of heaven
Title remainder
a story of violent faith
Statement of responsibility
Jon Krakauer
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Jon Krakauer's literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. He now shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own borders, taking readers inside isolated American communities where some 40,000 Mormon Fundamentalists still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God. At the core of Krakauer's book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America's fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief
Cataloging source
DLC
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Krakauer, Jon
Dewey number
289.3/3
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BX8680.M54
LC item number
K73 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Mormon fundamentalism
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Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faith, Jon Krakauer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-386) and index
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 399 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036906123
Label
Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faith, Jon Krakauer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-386) and index
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 399 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036906123

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