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|Description:||xiv, 466 pages ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Prologue: Genesis --
Part One: The Book of Matthew. The serpent --
God's perfect world --
Death and dismemberment --
The exorcist --
The crime family --
Part Two: The book of Judas. Betrayed with a kiss --
The getaway --
The snitch --
Crime scene investigators --
Guilt and innocence --
The wages of sin --
The love of Judas --
Part Three: The book of Revelation. The first great awakening --
Sacrificed on the altar --
Angel baby --
Police work --
Tender mercies --
Healing the blind --
The father, the son --
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.