RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 33207072 LA English T1 An island in the Lake of Fire : Bob Jones University, fundamentalism, and the Separatist movement A1 Dalhouse, Mark Taylor., PB University of Georgia Press PP Athens, Ga. YR 1996 SN 0820318159 9780820318158 AB The Religious Right's most dogmatic and resolute faction has its roots in three generations of the Bob Jones family of Greenville, South Carolina. An Island in the Lake of Fire is the first in-depth history of this militantly separatist, ultrafundamentalist dynasty to be written by an "outsider" with the Jones's cooperation. Mark Taylor Dalhouse focuses on Bob Jones University (BJU) and the three colorful, charismatic Jones patriarchs who, in succession, have led the. school. The defining doctrine at BJU, says Dalhouse, is separation from secularism in the modern world. Drawing on interviews with Bob Jones Jr., Bob Jones III, and others at BJU, as well as on hitherto inaccessible archival sources at the school, Dalhouse discusses the school's separatism in light of such factors as its refusal to seek accreditation and the stringent codes of dress, conduct, and even thought to which BJU students submit themselves. Attuned to the. ironies and contradictions of the Jones's separatist enterprise, Dalhouse points to the high proportion of accounting and finance degrees awarded at BJU, the school's widely admired cinema department (which has a Cannes Film Festival award to its name), and its nationally acclaimed Baroque and Renaissance art gallery. Dalhouse also challenges some widely held impressions about BJU that have circulated among its detractors, including assumptions about the regional makeup. of the student body and about the prospects of BJU students to gain entry into graduate programs at other schools.