Spirit and Flesh: Life in a Fundamentalist Baptist Church

Spirit and Flesh: Life in a Fundamentalist Baptist Church

by James M. Ault
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0375702385

ISBN-13: 9780375702389

Pub. Date: 09/13/2005

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

In an attempt to understand the growing popularity and influence of Christian fundamentalism, sociologist and documentary filmmaker James Ault spent three years inside the world of a Massachusetts fundamentalist church.Spirit and Flesh takes us into worship services, home Bible studies, youth events, men’s prayer breakfasts, and bitter conflicts

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In an attempt to understand the growing popularity and influence of Christian fundamentalism, sociologist and documentary filmmaker James Ault spent three years inside the world of a Massachusetts fundamentalist church.Spirit and Flesh takes us into worship services, home Bible studies, youth events, men’s prayer breakfasts, and bitter conflicts leading to a church split. We come to know the members of the congregation and see how the church acts as an extended family that provides support and security along with occasional tensions. Intimate and rigorously fair-minded, Spirit and Flesh will help non-religious readers better understand their fellow citizens, and will allow devout readers to see themselves through the eyes of a sympathetic outsider.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375702389
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/13/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.97(w) x 5.17(h) x 0.94(d)

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