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|Description:||xiv, 446 pages ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Prologue: Genesis --
Part One: The Book of Matthew : 1. The serpent ; 2. God's perfect world ; 3. Death and dismemberment ; 4. The exorcist ; 5. The crime family --
Part Two: The book of Judas : 6. Betrayed with a kiss ; 7. The getaway ; 8. The snitch ; 9. Crime scene investigators ; 10. Guilt and innocence ; 11. The wages of sin ; 12. The love of Judas --
Part Three: The Book of Revelation : 13. The first great awakening ; 14. Sacrificed on the altar ; 15. Angel baby ; 16. Police work ; 17. Clackatraz ; 18. Tender mercies ; 19. Healing the blind ; 20. The father, the son ; 21. It is finished --
"In a small Oregon town, American criminal history reached a tipping point when a series of sensational trials exposed the darkest side of American fundamentalism. Over the past decades, thousands of children had died at the hands of their own parents--legally. Local authorities knew why it was happening, and who was responsible--but did nothing--because faith-based neglect was not a crime. In the Name of God tells the story of how police, prosecutors, and a lone church member triumphed over religious zealotry. Though the fight against faith healing continues around the country, the triumph in Oregon shows a path towards a better future, in which no child needs to die for the sake of a parent's faith"--
- Homicide -- Religious aspects -- Case studies.
- Religious fundamentalism -- United States -- Case studies.
- Healing -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- Case studies.
- Medical care -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- Case studies.
- Child welfare -- United States -- Case studies.
- RELIGION / Fundamentalism.
- TRUE CRIME / General.