Under the Banner of Heaven

A Story of Violent Faith

by | Publisher: Pan
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Jon Krakauer’s literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. In UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN, he shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own borders. ...Continua
hermia
Wrote 2/15/14

I didn't know anything about Mormonism nor Mormon Fundamentalism before reading this book. It has opened up my eye so much. As always, I like Jon Krakauer's writing style and it's a very enjoyable read.

Modern take on 'In cold blood', with added Mormon...
Well, just finished this, and its a riveting read, deconstructing the murder of a women and her young child, by fundamentalist Mormon Ron Lafferty in 1984, because "God told me to". 'Under the Banner of Heaven' tracks the history of Mormonism, and th...Continua
A modern spin on 'In cold blood', with added Mormon...
Well, just finished this, and its a riveting read, deconstructing the murder of a woman and her young child, by fundamentalist Mormon Ron Lafferty in 1984, because "God told me to". 'Under the Banner of Heaven' tracks the history of Mormonism, and t...Continua
“But some things in life are more important than being happy. Like being free to think for yourself”
My interest for fundamentalist Mormonism and polygamy was arisen by the HBO TV-show ‘Big Love’. So when I heard from a friend about this book, I just had to read it. I expected entertainment reading about fictional characters set up in a world and in...Continua
In Under the Banner of Heaven, Krakauer explores the underpinnings of a heinous religiously motivated double murder. In doing so, Krakauer navigates the Mormon world, in particular its fundamentalist offshoots. While an eye opening study, Krakauer...Continua

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