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Under the Banner of Heaven


This text provides an account of Taliban-like theocracies in the American heartland controlled by renegade Mormon prophets. At the core of the book ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000

Thoughtful study of Mormonism

by Dewaldz on Oct 18, 2012

While the theme was very depressing, it told the story of the beginning and evolution of the Mormon church and offered several very real examples of religion at its worst. The general theme could be applied at one time or another to any and all religions, in the past and in the future. Frightening, terrible, but honest and real.

Marjorie N

Compelling to read.

by Marjorie N on Jan 5, 2012

This book will probably figure in this election year with a Mormon in the political picture. It does merit consideration. The Arizona towns told about in the book are in current news and make one wonder.

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David R

Mormon Fundamentalism equals Islamic fundamentalism

I haven't finished this book yet, but I can't help but be struck by the parallels between these two fundamentalist societies. They are both patriarchal, believe in plural marriage, keep women uneducated and without power, keep their followers ignorant of cultures/news/information from outside their ... Read more

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