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    DescriptionTravelling in a battered camping van, Malise Ruthven set out across America in search of the manifestations - often bizarre and sometimes terrifying - of its religious spirit. The journey took him from the dark woods of Puritan New England to neo-Nazi cults in the Rockies; from Mormons and Snake-handlers to fundamentalist groups who challenge the teaching of evolution; from Channellers in California to the sexual and financial scandals surrounding millionaire TV preachers. The Divine Supermarket is his zesty and brilliantly-observed account of the journey, offering illuminating and humorous insights into the quirky soul of modern America.


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    Title
    The Divine Supermarket
    Subtitle
    Travels in Search of the Soul of America
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Malise Ruthven, Foreword by Colin Thubron
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781780760223
    ISBN 10: 1780760221
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Abridged Dewey: 910
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000, TRV010000, REL015000, REL017000
    B&T Approval Code: A13220000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: TRV025000
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    BISAC V2.8: TRV031000
    DC22: 277.30828
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    DC23: 917.304932092
    LC classification: BR526 .R88 2012
    Thema V1.0: WTH, JB, QRAX, WTL
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    map
    Publisher
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    Tauris Parke Paperbacks
    Publication date
    17 July 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Malise Ruthven is a writer and historian of the Islamic world. He has been a scriptwriter with the BBC Arabic and World Services and has taught Islamic Studies and Comparative Religion at the University of Aberdeen, the University of California and at Dartmouth. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books, among other publications, and is the author of several books, including Fury for God, Fundamentalism and Encounters with Islam (I.B.Tauris, 2012).
    Review quote
    'A perfect and crazy concept - It's a rocking good read and something of a pocket guide to hell.' Time Out 'This is a significant travel book - it has clear purpose and is not just a ramble through America. As Ruthven himelf describes it, he set out to write "a kind of travel book: one that exposes the country's psyche as well as its social and physical landscapes." He is as good as his word.' William Boyd 'Ruthven is a civilised man, sharp-witted and clever, with an impressive mastery of American social and cultural history and he has written a brilliant account of his travels in search of our spiritual byways and backwaters.' Los Angeles Times 'Ruthven weaves accurate historical information with firsthand observations, interviews, and his own analysis. A readable book with some fresh insights. Recommended.' Library Journal '... One of our most consistently stimulating and sophisticated writers on contemporary religion ... .' - William Dalrymple