5. November 2004

Reise ins böse(?) Herz Amerikas

James M. Ault Jr.: Spirit and Flesh: Life in a Fundamentalist Baptist Church.

Könnte genauso spannend sein wie die inzwischen schon 10 Jahre alte Reportage von Dennis Covington über die Snake Handlers in den Südlichen Appalachen (Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia).

"“It is vital that we learn to see fundamentalists in all traditions as vulnerable human beings like ourselves. If we simply dismiss them as either evil or hopelessly irrational, we contribute to the polarization that is putting us all in such deadly peril. James Ault has traced his own journey from disbelief to understanding and will take his readers with him. This book has made an important contribution to one of the greatest problems facing the world today.”
Karen Armstrong, author of The Battle for God

“I was swept into Ault’s absorbing narrative right away. The book is a superb combination, a sympathetic portrayal of real people involved in a fundamentalist Baptist Church woven together with a well-informed portrayal of an increasingly important element in the religious and political life of America. His brave and courageous inclusion of his own journey as he worked on this project deepens and enriches the story.”
Harvey Cox, author of Fire From Heaven

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