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The Family : power, politics and fundamentalism's shadow elite

Author: Jeff Sharlet
Publisher: St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Sharlet
ISBN: 9780702236945 0702236942
OCLC Number: 271771829
Description: 454 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : the avant-garde of American fundamentalism --
I. Awakenings --
1. Ivanwald --
2. Experimental religion --
3. Revival machine --
II. Jesus plus nothing --
4. Unit number one --
5. F word --
6. Ministry of proper enlightenment --
7. Blob --
8. Vietnamization --
9. Jesus + 0 = x --
10. Interesting blood --
III. Popular front --
Interlude --
11. What everybody wants --
12. Romance of American fundamentalism --
13. Unschooling --
14. This is not the end.
Responsibility: Jeff Sharlet.

Abstract:

"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.

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