My Fundamentalist Education

My Fundamentalist Education : A Memoir of a Divine Girlhood

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This is a touching memoir of growing up in a household, school and town of flourishing Biblical literalism. When Christine Rosen started kindergarten, her ABCs included the Apocalypse, the Bible and Christ. At Keswick Christian School, "the Bible was our textbook", God was their guide, and after entering the school gates, nothing was quite the same again. Christian learned creation science, dreamed of becoming a missionary to exotic countries, worried about the souls of Jews and Mormons, and experienced unusual methods of sex education. With the threat of nuclear annihilation at the hands of atheistic Russians looming, she also frequently prayed for rapture. At home, Florida life seemed happily to confirm several literal truths: the story of Moses, with its plagues that afflicted the Egyptians - from lice, to rivers of stinking dead fish, to hordes of frogs - might have been describing Christine's back yard. "My Fundamentalist Education" is a brilliant, affectionate, child's-eye journey to Rosen's home, school and small town. Set in a time and place when the "Living Bible" outsold "The Joy of Sex", during a girlhood lived as the Lord intended, among the tropical flora and fauna of Florida, its televangelists, irascible elderly, and itinerant preachers, Christine Rosen and her sister Cathy, uncover the not always godly but surely divine secrets of a Hallelujah-ya sisterhood.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 142.2 x 213.4 x 25.4mm | 385.56g
  • INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1586482580
  • 9781586482589
  • 2,392,974

About Christine Rosen

Christine Rosen is the author of Preaching Eugenics: Religious Leaders and the American Eugenics Movement and a fellow of the Ethics & Public Policy Center in Washington DC. Her essays and opinion pieces have appeared in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, and she is a frequent contributor to radio and television shows in the US. She lives in Washington DC with her husband.show more

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