Under The Banner of HeavenUnder The Banner of Heaven

An incisive look inside isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities in America, this gripping work of non-fiction illuminates an otherwise confounding realm of human behaviour. ‘A provocative look at the twisted roots of American ...

Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330527491


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Now a major TV miniseries starring Andrew Garfield Brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty insist they were commanded to kill by God. In Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer‘s investigation is a meticulously researched, bone-chilling narrative of polygamy, savage violence and unyielding faith. An incisive look inside isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities in America, this gripping work of non-fiction illuminates an otherwise confounding realm of human behaviour. ‘A provocative look at the twisted roots of American fundamentalism.’ Will Self, Evening Standard ‘Books of the Year’ ‘Excellent . . . a lucid, judicious, even sympathetic account not just of Mormon Fundamentalism but of the seductive power of fanaticism in general.’ Daily Telegraph ‘Remarkable . . . for anyone interested in the wilder frontiers of spiritual conviction, this book is a must.’ Independent

Terrorist Attacks on American SoilTerrorist Attacks on American Soil

Arrington and Bitton, The Mormon Experience, xiii—xvi; Krakauer, Under the Banner of Heaven, 3—8; Walker et al., Massacre at Mountain Meadows, 6—7. 3. Arrington and Bitton, The Mormon Experience, 9—14; Krakauer, Under the Banner of ...

Author: J. Michael Martinez

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442203242


Page: 488

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Terrorist Attacks on American Soil is a close look at some of the most horrific terrorist attacks in the United States from the Civil War to present day. J. Michael Martinez takes us on a trek through history, providing a context for these dreadful events and a greater understanding of the lessons we can learn from them.


Under the Banner of Heaven. New York: Anchor Books, 2004. 47 Robert Lindsey. A Gathering of Saints. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1988, p. 204, pp. 252–253. 48 Lindsey. A Gathering of Saints, pp. 360–361. 49 Landes.

Author: Rebecca Joyce Frey

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108995


Page: 401

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Presents a guide to religious fundamentalism, including definitions, primary sources, important documents, research tools, organizations, and notable persons.

Having VisionsHaving Visions

Jon Krakauer, in Under the Banner of Heaven, describes how, After being denied the plates on his previous four visits, ... High on the steep west slope of the hill, Joseph again dug beneath the rock in the dark of night, ...

Author: Susan Wolverton

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 9780875863092


Page: 323

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In Having Visions, the author presents an objective, respectful, and faithful translation of its content, accompanied with an historical and scientific context for understanding its insertion into the body of human affairs. In The Book of Mormon, the ancient American prophet Mormon presents the history of his people, the Nephites. The intent of the present book is to present "his story as told," and its relationship to "history as known," without altering its essence. It should be noted that exhaustive archeological, genetic, and linguistic research has been undertaken by both proponents for, and detractors of, the existence of the Nephites. So far, no evidence supporting the claim has ever been found for any place, person, or event mentioned in The Book of Mormon, while abundant contradictory evidence has been discovered and independently verified.

Summary of Jon Krakauer s Under the Banner of HeavenSummary of Jon Krakauer s Under the Banner of Heaven

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book.

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 9781669382393


Page: 29

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is the largest Mormon church, is located in Salt Lake City. The choir that performs at the temple is representative of the Mormons as a people: chaste, optimistic, and outgoing. But Mormons and Mormon Fundamentalists believe in the same holy texts and the same sacred history. #2 The LDS Church is extremely defensive about its short, uncommonly rich history, and no aspect of that history is more important than polygamy. Polygamy was a tenet of Joseph Smith’s church that was important enough to be canonized as Section 132 of The Doctrine and Covenants. #3 While the Utah War did not remove Brigham from power, it did end the practice of plural marriage, which angered many American presidents. The LDS Church eventually renounced polygamy, but some high-ranking members continued to secretly take multiple wives well into the twentieth century. #4 The Grand Canyon is a stupendous 277-mile rent in the planet's hide that serves as a formidable natural barrier between Arizona and the rest of the country. It is home to one of the lowest population densities in the country.

Political Assassinations and Attempts in US HistoryPolitical Assassinations and Attempts in US History

Leonard J. Arrington and David Bitton, The Mormon Experience: A History of the Latter Day Saints (Champaign, IL: The University of Illinois Press, 1992), 5-7; Howe, What Hath God Wrought, 313; Jon Krakauer, Under the Banner of Heaven: A ...

Author: J. Michael Martinez

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781631440717


Page: 456

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The long, dark history of political violence in the United States Violence has been employed to achieve political objectives throughout history. Taking the life of a perceived enemy is as old as mankind. Antiquity is filled with examples of political murders, such as when Julius Caesar was felled by assassins in 44 BCE. While assassinations and assassination attempts are not unique to the American way of life, denizens of other nations sometimes look upon the US as populated by reckless cowboys owing to a “Wild West” attitude about violence, especially episodes involving guns. In this book, J. Michael Martinez focuses on assassinations and attempts in the American republic. Nine American presidents—Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan—have been the targets of assassins. President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt was also a target shortly before he was sworn into office in 1933. Moreover, three presidential candidates—Theodore Roosevelt, Robert F. Kennedy, and George Wallace—were shot by assailants. In addition to presidents and candidates for the presidency, eight governors, seven U.S. senators, nine U.S. House members, eleven mayors, seventeen state legislators, and eleven judges have been victims of political violence. Not all political assassinations involve elected officials. Some of those targeted, such as Joseph Smith, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr., were public figures who influenced political issues. But their cases are instructive because of their connection to, and influence on, the political process. No other nation with a population of over 50 million people has witnessed as many political assassinations or attempts. These violent episodes trigger a series of important questions. First, why has the United States—a country constructed on a bedrock of the rule of law and firmly committed to due process—been so susceptible to political violence? Martinez addresses these questions as he examines twenty-five instances of violence against elected officials and public figures in American history.

Abusing ReligionAbusing Religion

Krakauer, Under the Banner of Heaven, 51. 39. Krakauer, 27. 40. Krakauer, 19. 41. Krakauer, 19. Mary Ann's father, John Daniel Kingston, was arrested and imprisoned for seven months on charges related to this case.

Author: Megan Goodwin

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978807808


Page: 166

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Sex abuse happens in all communities, but American minority religions often face disproportionate allegations of sexual abuse. Why, in a country that consistently fails to acknowledge—much less address—the sexual abuse of women and children, do American religious outsiders so often face allegations of sexual misconduct? Why does the American public presume to know “what’s really going on” in minority religious communities? Why are sex abuse allegations such an effective way to discredit people on America’s religious margins? What makes Americans so willing, so eager to identify religion as the cause of sex abuse? Abusing Religion argues that sex abuse in minority religious communities is an American problem, not (merely) a religious one.

Coming of Age in Jon Krakauer s Into the WildComing of Age in Jon Krakauer s Into the Wild

Under the Banner of Heaven. In 2003, Krakauer released another best seller, Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith, which investigates the story of Ron and Dan Lafferty, brothers of the Mormon fundamentalist faith who ...

Author: Noël Merino

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9780737769777


Page: 152

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The subject of endless speculation, Chris McCandless abrupt journey into the American wilderness and his subsequent mysterious death play a central role in Jon Krakauer's 1996 nonfiction book Into the Wild. This comprehensive edition provides an in-depth analysis of the life, work, and career of author Jon Krakauer, focusing particularly on the theme of coming of age as it relates to Into the Wild. Readers are presented with a series of essays that tackle questions about McCandless' death, the substantiality of Krakauer's theories, and the parallels between McCandless' story and other travel-based coming of age stories. Modern perspectives on coming of age and travel narratives are also discussed, allowing readers examine concepts such as self-actualization, the relationship between travel and gender, and the dangers of inexperienced traveling.

The Mormon Image in the American MindThe Mormon Image in the American Mind

three on the list, and Under the Banner of Heaven (Kindle edition) was sixth. On the movie, see Hal Boyd, “Ron Howard to direct 'Under the Banner of Heaven' film,” Deseret News , 20 July 2011, accessed 18 December 2012, ...

Author: J.B. Haws

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199897643


Page: 425

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What do Americans think about Mormons - and why do they think what they do? This is a story where the Osmonds, the Olympics, the Tabernacle Choir, Evangelical Christians, the Equal Rights Amendment, Sports Illustrated, and even Miss America all figure into the equation. The book is punctuated by the presidential campaigns of George and Mitt Romney, four decades apart. A survey of the past half-century reveals a growing tension inherent in the public's views of Mormons and the public's views of the religion that inspires that body.

Glad Tidings Comprising Sermons and Prayer meeting Talks Delivered at the N Y Hippodrome by D L Moody Revised with a Full Index to Anecdotes and Illustrations Arranged by H H BirkinsGlad Tidings Comprising Sermons and Prayer meeting Talks Delivered at the N Y Hippodrome by D L Moody Revised with a Full Index to Anecdotes and Illustrations Arranged by H H Birkins

And so God says , " Come under my banner , come under the banner of love , come under the banner of heaven . " God will take good care of all that come under His banner . Oh , my friends , come under the banner of heaven to - day .

Author: Dwight Lyman MOODY


ISBN: BL:A0026352144


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