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Sharlet, Jeff

Overview
Works: 17 works in 48 publications in 1 language and 4,384 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Interviewee
Classifications: BT82.2, 277.3082
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Most widely held works about Jeff Sharlet
 
Most widely held works by Jeff Sharlet
The family : the secret fundamentalism at the heart of American power by Jeff Sharlet( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Draws on the author's experiences living undercover within the ranks of "the Family" theocratic group in Arlington, Virginia, to explore fundamentalism in America and its role in influencing democracy
C Street : the fundamentalist threat to American democracy by Jeff Sharlet( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Jeff Sharlet's bestselling book, The Family, he wrote about the "C Street House," a Washington, D.C., Christian fellowship home shared by a number of conservative politicians. In the summer of 2009, the house became infamous as the center of sex scandals involving three of its residents: Senator John Ensign, Governor Mark Sanford, and Congressman Chip Pickering. Sharlet is the leading expert on "the Family," and his undercover research and investigative work answers some of the country's biggest questions: how political fundamentalism endures in America; why, despite the collapse of the old Christian Right, it is as big a threat to democracy as ever before; and where, in a time of political upheaval and culture wars, fundamentalist politicians really intend to lead the country.--Publisher description
Killing the Buddha : a heretic's Bible by Peter Manseau( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides an account of the authors' spiritual odyssey across America, drawing on the work of such influential writers as A.L. Kennedy, Rick Moody, and Haven Kimmell to rework the Bible to make it relevant to modern-day faith
Believer, beware : first-person dispatches from the margins of faith ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collects ambivalent confessions, skeptical testimonies, and accounts of faith lost and found and lost again from Americans who have floundered in their search for an authentic spiritual life
Radiant truths : essential dispatches, reports, confessions, & other essays on American belief ( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Beginning with Walt Whitman singing hymns at a wounded soldier's bedside during the Civil War, this surprising and vivid anthology ranges straight through to the twenty-first century to end with Francine Prose crying tears of complicated joy at the sight of Whitman's words in Zuccotti Park during the brief days of the Occupy movement. The first anthology of its kind, Radiant Truths gathers an exquisite selection of writings by both well-known and forgotten American authors and thinkers, each engaged in the challenges of writing about religion, of documenting "things unseen." Their contributions to the genre of literary journalism-the telling of factual stories using the techniques of fiction and poetry-make this volume one of the most exciting anthologies of creative nonfiction to have emerged in years. Jeff Sharlet presents an evocative selection of writings that illuminate the evolution of the American genre of documentary prose. Each entry may be savored separately, but together the works enrich one another, engaging in an implicit and continuing conversation that reaches across time and generations. Including works by: Walt Whitman - Henry David Thoreau - Mark Twain - Meridel Le Sueur - Zora Neale Hurston - Mary McCarthy - James Baldwin - Norman Mailer - Ellen Willis Anne Fadiman - John Jeremiah Sullivan - Francine Prose - Garry Wills - "and many others"--
C Street the fundamentalist threat to American democracy by Jeff Sharlet( Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Picking up where his best selling expose "The Family" left off, author Jeff Sharlet, continues to shed light on D.C.'s most enigmatic Christian political group. Here, Sharlet reveals that the Family is vying to transform the American government into an overzealous, religious regime bent on spreading Christian fundamentalism throughout the world, and shows how the organization was closely linked to three publicized Republican sex scandals in 2009
The family the secret fundamentalism at the heart of American power by Jeff Sharlet( )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
They insist they are just a group of friends, yet they funnel millions 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 believers. 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
The Family : power, politics and fundamentalism's shadow elite by Jeff Sharlet( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Family is a story about American fundamentalism, but the territory it covers is as vast as the ambitions of American empire, ranging from The Family's roots in the ruins of postwar Germany to East Timor, where The Family helped Indonesian dictator Suharto pursue genocide, to Africa, where The Family's missionaries served as handmaidens to post-colonial carnage in Somalia, Ethiopia, South Africa, and other nations. The nihilistic theology by which American fundamentalism pursues power is not a retreat into tradition, but a new ideology with old roots. The Family is a groundbreaking examination of this new faith and where it came from, by one of the foremost authorities on Christian fundamentalism in politics."--Provided by publisher
C Street : the fundamentalist threat to democracy by Jeff Sharlet( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The revealer a daily review of religion and the press ( )
in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Revealer is a daily review of religion in the news and the news about religion ... not so much nonpartisan as polypartisan -- interested in all sides, disdainful of dualistic arguments, and enamored of free speech as a first principle ... [has] three basic premises: 1. Belief matters, whether or not you believe. ... 2. The press all too frequently fails to acknowledge religion, categorizing it as either innocuous spirituality or dangerous fanaticism, when more often it's both and inbetween and just plain other. 3. We deserve and need better coverage of religion. Sharper thinking. Deeper history. Thicker description. Basic theology. Real storytelling."--"About us" section of The Revealer
Radiant Truths by Jeff Sharlet( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dispatches from the religious left the future of faith and politics in America ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Over the past thirty years, while the Religious Right has developed into one of the most powerful forces in American politics, the Religious Left - despite having a rich historical tradition of leading social change in the United States - has been unable to develop into a movement with the scale or coherence of the Religious Right." "Dispatches from the Religious Left: The Future of Faith and Politics in America is a groundbreaking and visionary collection that offers a progressive counter-voice to the Religious Right's dominance over the religious conversation in America." "Edited by Frederick Clarkson, with an introduction by Joan Brown Campbell and an afterword by Jeff Sharlet, Dispatches features many of today's most prominent progressive religious voices. Taken together, the bold, energetic and forward-looking essays in this essential collection show how we can begin to build a thriving and dynamic Religious Left that can offer a new and healthier religious and political direction for this country."--BOOK JACKET
Killing the buddha a heretic's bible by Jeff Sharlet( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him." The ninth-century sage Lin Chi gave this advice to one of his monks, admonishing him that this Buddha would only be a reflection of his unexamined beliefs and desires. Peter Manseau and Jeff Sharlet took Lin Chi's advice to heart and set out on a car trip around America, looking for Buddhas along the road and the people who meet them: prophets in G-strings dancing to pay the rent, storm chasers hunting for meaning in devastating tornados, gangbangers inking God on their bodies as protection from bullets, cross-dressing terrorist angels looking for a place to sing. Along the way Manseau and Sharlet began to wonder what the traditional scripture they encountered everywhere -- in motels, on billboards, up and down the radio dial -- would look like remade for today's world. To find out, they called upon some of today's most intriguing writers to recast books of the Bible by taking them apart, blowing them up with ink and paper. Rick Moody recasts Jonah as a modern-day gay Jewish man living in Queens. A.L. Kennedy meditates on the absurdity of Genesis. In Samuel, April Reynolds visits a man of tremendous vision in Harlem. Peter Trachtenberg unravels the Gordian logic of Job by way of the Borscht Belt. Haven Kimmel dives into Revelation and comes out in a swoon. Woven through these divine books are Manseau and Sharlet's dispatches from the road, their Psalms of the people. What emerges from this work of calling is not an attack on any religion, but a many-colored, positively riveting look at the facets of true belief. Together these curious minds tell the strange, funny, sad, and true story of religion in America for the spiritual seeker in all of us: A Heretic's Bible
The family by Jeff Sharlet( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
They insist they are just a group of friends, yet they funnel millions 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 believers. 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. The Family is the startling story of how their faith'part free-market fundamentalism, part imperial ambition'has come to be interwoven with the affairs of nations around the world
God's senator by Jeff Sharlet( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Democracy now! ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Martin Luther King National Monument inspires calls to continue civil rights leader's work to end poverty and war. Poverty is the problem : efforts to cut education funding, expand standardized testing assailed
 
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