Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

By | October 18, 2017
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith Author Jon Krakauer
ISBN-10 1400032806
ISBN-13 9780385511513
Year 2004-06-08
Pages 432
Language English
Publisher Anchor
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This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside Americas isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities where some 40 000 people still practice polygamy Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City the renegade leaders of these Taliban like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God At the core of Krakauers book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder Krakauer constructs a multi layered bone chilling narrative of messianic delusion polygamy savage violence and unyielding faith Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of Americas fastest growing religion and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief

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