Summary: "From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God, a sweeping exploration of religion's connection to violence. For the first time in American history, religious self-identification is on the decline. Some have cited a perception that began to grow after Sept 11: That faith in general is a source of aggression, intolerance and divisiveness--something bad for society. But how...
Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2014
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 200 ARM
Summary: "Parkland. Las Vegas. Dallas. Orlando. San Bernardino. Paris. Charleston. Sutherland Springs. Newtown. These cities are now known for the people who were shot and killed in them. More Americans have died from guns in the US in the last fifty years than in all the wars in American history. With less than 5% of the world's population, the people of the US own nearly half the world's guns. America...
Publisher / Publication Date: Brazos Press 2019
Copies Available at Kingsley1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 261.8 CLA
Summary: Shows how the system of sacred violence at the heart of the conventional culture is being undermined by the bibical tradition, especially the Gospel.
Publisher / Publication Date: Crossroad Pub. 1997
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult, Call number: 241.697 BAI
Summary: Traces the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons, exploring the belief systems and traditions that mark the faith's most extreme factions and what their practices reflect about the nature of religion in America.
Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2003
Copies Available at Fife Lake1 available in Adult, Call number: 289.3 Kraka
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Summary: Few, if any, outsiders gain a peek inside the shrouded, secretive compounds of Mormon Fundamentalists. However, after years of painstaking research, Jon Krakauer has composed a shocking and insightful picture of these communities. He also provides commentary on the heinous murder carried out by polygamists Ron and Dan Lafferty.
Format: sound recording-nonmusical
Publisher / Publication Date: Random House audio 2003
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Summary: Examines the nature of community and religion in the United States, traces the origins of religious freedom along with its advances and setbacks, and surveys the diverse range of religious faith throughout the nation.
Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2008
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult, Call number: 201.5 NIE
Summary: This astonishing exploration of the dark side of Christianity follows former priest James Carroll on a journey of remembrance and reckoning. Carroll, a National Book Award winner, is a practicing Catholic whose search for the truth leads him to confront persecution and violence in the name of God - today and in the Church's past. He discovers a terrible legacy that reverberates across the...
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2008
Summary: "The conventional narrative concerning religious terrorism inside the United States says that the first salvo occurred in 1993, with the first attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. This narrative has motivated more than a decade of wars, andre-prioritized America's domestic security and law enforcement agenda. But the conventional narrative is wrong. A different group of jihadists...
Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2015