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Spirit and Flesh: Life in a Fundamentalist Baptist Church

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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.

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A thought-provoking exploration of Christian fundamentalism discusses the daily lives of members of a Massachusetts fundamentalist Baptist church, the appeal of the denomination and its use of moral absolutes, the security it provides to its community, and the growing influence of the Christian right on American society. Reprint.

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James M. Ault, Jr. was educated at Harvard and Brandeis universities. After teaching at Harvard and at Smith College, he made his first film, Born Again, a portrait of this fundamentalist Baptist congregation, which won a Blue Ribbon at the American Film Festival and was broadcast in the United States and abroad in 1987. He has since produced and directed a variety of documentary programs for the Lilly Endowment, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Episcopal Church Foundation, and other organizations. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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ISBN:
9780307773432
Subtitle:
Life in a Fundamentalist Baptist Church
Publisher:
A.A. Knopf
Author:
Ault, James M.
Author:
Ault, James M. Jr
Subject:
Social Science : Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Religion : Christianity - Baptist
Subject:
Baptists
Subject:
Fundamentalist churches.
Subject:
Massachusetts
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Baptists - Massachusetts - Worcester Region
Subject:
Fundamentalist churches - Massachusetts -
Subject:
Christianity - Baptist
Subject:
Christianity-Church History American
Subject:
Religion Western-Social and Political Issues
Subject:
CHRI-AMERICAN CHURCH HISTORY
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2004
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
435

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"Synopsis" by , A thought-provoking exploration of Christian fundamentalism discusses the daily lives of members of a Massachusetts fundamentalist Baptist church, the appeal of the denomination and its use of moral absolutes, the security it provides to its community, and the growing influence of the Christian right on American society. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , James M. Ault, Jr. was educated at Harvard and Brandeis universities. After teaching at Harvard and at Smith College, he made his first film, Born Again, a portrait of this fundamentalist Baptist congregation, which won a Blue Ribbon at the American Film Festival and was broadcast in the United States and abroad in 1987. He has since produced and directed a variety of documentary programs for the Lilly Endowment, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Episcopal Church Foundation, and other organizations. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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