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Sharlet, Jeff

Overview
Works: 17 works in 53 publications in 1 language and 4,305 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works  History  Television interviews  Television news programs 
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 )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,493 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 )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 953 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 )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 490 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 379 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 by Jeff Sharlet( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 302 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 81 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 : power, politics and fundamentalism's shadow elite by Jeff Sharlet( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 40 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
The family : the secret fundamentalism at the heart of American power by Jeff Sharlet( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 26 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 revealer a daily review of religion and the press( )

in English and held by 7 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
C street: the fundamental threat to american democracy by Jeff Sharlet( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killing the Buddha( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 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
Dispatches from the religious left : the future of faith and politics in America by Frederick Clarkson( 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."--Jacket
Lyudmila and Natasha : Russian lives by Misha Friedman( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The photojournalist Misha Friedman is renowned for his efforts to capture life in contemporary Russia, documenting subjects as varied as political corruption, the dangers of coal mining, the tuberculosis epidemic, and the Bolshoi Ballet. In publications ranging from the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, and the New Yorker, Friedman's grimly evocative black-and-white images--'intimate, behind-the-scenes photos' (Time)--have been credited with capturing moments of intense pathos, bleak existence, and human dignity. He has received multiple international awards for his 'unflinching' lens and his intrepid reporting. For his new collection of photographs, Lyudmila and Natasha, Friedman trains his lens on a gay couple living on Saint Petersburg, offering a series of intimate snapshots of their relationship as it unfolds over the course of a year. Faced with a hostile political climate, financial difficulties, and often unstable living arrangements, the subjects of this stunning book reveal the possibilities for love in the most uncertain of times. With the fabled city of Saint Petersburg as its backdrop, Lyudmila and Natasha powerfully evokes both a vital place and the people who call it home. Lyudmila and Natasha was designed by Emerson, Wajdowicz Studios (EWS)"--
God's senator by Jeff Sharlet( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The family : the secret fundamentalism at the heart of American power
Alternative Names
Jeff Sharlet American journalist

Jeff Sharlet Amerikaans schrijver

Jeff Sharlet amerikansk författare

Jeff Sharlet amerikansk skribent

Jeff Sharlet US-amerikanischer Journalist und Autor

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English (52)

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C Street : the fundamentalist threat to American democracyKilling the Buddha : a heretic's BibleBeliever, beware : first-person dispatches from the margins of faithC Street the fundamentalist threat to American democracyThe Family : power, politics and fundamentalism's shadow eliteThe family : the secret fundamentalism at the heart of American powerC street: the fundamental threat to american democracyDispatches from the religious left : the future of faith and politics in America