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The family : the secret fundamentalism at the heart of American power / Jeff Sharlet.

Sharlet, Jeff. (Author).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 0060560053
  • ISBN: 9780060560058 (hc)
  • ISBN: 9780060559793 (hc)
  • Physical Description: vi, 454 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Perennial, 2008, 2009.

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally published: New York, NY : HarperCollins, c2008.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [393]-432) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Awakenings. Ivanwald ; Experimental religion ; Revival machine -- Jesus plus nothing. Unit number one ; The F word ; The ministry of proper enlightenment ; The blob ; Vietnamization ; Jesus +0 = X ; Interesting blood -- The popular front. What everybody wants ; The romance of American fundamentalism ; Unschooling ; This is not the end.
Summary, etc.: "They insist they are just a group of friends, yet they funnel milions of dollars through tax-free corporations. They claim to disdain politics, but congressmen of both parties describe them as the most influential religious organization in Washington. They say they are not Christians, but simply beilievers. Behind the scenes at every National Prayer Breakfast since 1953 has been the Family, an elite network dedicated to a religion of power for the powerful. Their goal is 'Jesus plus nothing.' Their method is backroom diplomacy." -- Cover, p.4.
Subject: Fundamentalism > Political aspects > United States.
Christianity and politics > United States.
Religious right > United States.
Christian conservatism > United States.
Church and state > United States.
Christianity and international affairs.