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The FBI and religion : faith and national security before and after 9/11

Author: Sylvester A Johnson; Steven Weitzman
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is the first to examine the fraught relationship between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a variety of religious groups that have developed in the United States in the century of the FBI's existence. Encompassing religious communities that run the gamut from established religious institutions to violent extremist groups, and covering a period that includes the World Wars, the Cold War, the Civil  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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FBI and religion.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016025507
(OCoLC)951563418
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvester A Johnson; Steven Weitzman
ISBN: 9780520962422 0520962427
OCLC Number: 964527594
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction "true faith and allegiance" : religion and the FBI / Sylvester A. Johnson and Steven Weitzman --
American religion and the rise of internal security : a prologue / Kathryn Gin Lum and Lerone Martin --
"If God be for you, who can be against you?" : persecution and vindication of the Church of God in Christ during World War I / Theodore Kornweibel, Jr. --
The FBI and the Moorish Science Temple of America, 1926-1960 / Sylvester A. Johnson --
J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI, and the religious cold war / Dianne Kirby --
Apostles of deceit : ecumenism, fundamentalism, surveillance, and the contested loyalties of Protestant clergy during the Cold War / Michael McVicar --
The FBI and the Catholic Church / Regin Schmidt --
Hoover's Judeo-Christians : Jews, religion, and Communism in the Cold War / Sarah Imhoff --
Policing public morality : Hoover's FBI, obscenity, and homosexuality --
The FBI and the Nation of Islam / Karl Evanzz --
Dreams and shadows : Martin Luther King Jr., the FBI, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference / Sylvester A. Johnson --
A vast infiltration : Mormonism and the FBI / Matthew Bowman --
The FBI's "cult war" against the Branch Davidians / Catherine Wessinger --
The FBI and American Muslims after September 11 / Michael Barkun --
Policing Kashmiri Brooklyn / Junaid Rana --
Allies against Armageddon? : the FBI and the academic study of religion / Steven Weitzman.
Responsibility: edited by Sylvester A. Johnson and Steven Weitzman.

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has had a long and tortuous relationship with religion over almost the entirety of its existence. As early as 1917, the Bureau began to target religious  Read more...

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