Righteous : Dispatches from the Evangelical Youth Movement

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Illuminating, often troubling, and unapologetically frank, Righteous is dynamic young journalist Lauren Sandler's report from the nexus of religious fundamentalism and youth culture. As a secular guide through the passion and politics of the teenage evangelical "Disciple Generation," Sandler offers the first front line exploration of the Christian youth counterculture and what its influence could mean for the future of America. She intimately connects with skateboarding missionaries, tattooed members of a self-sufficient postpunk mega- church, rock- 'n'-rolling antiabortion protestors, and rap preachers who merge hip-hop's love of money with old- fashioned Bible-beating fundamentalism-true believers who reveal themselves with openness and truly astonishing candor, but what they reveal about our nation is most astonishing of all.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143112376
  • 9780143112372
  • 2,091,205

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aa]an intriguing journey into a burgeoning and often contradictory phenomenona
a"The Washington Post"
aIf you have any doubt that there is a culture war that must be waged and won by secularists in America, read this book.a
aSam Harris, author of "The End of Faith"
aCompassion for her subjects and brisk writing make her increasingly alarming story go down easy.a
a"Rocky Mountain News"
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About Lauren Sandler

Lauren Sandler is the Life Editor of Salon. She has written about cultural politics for numerous newspapers and magazines including The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times, and has been featured on National Public Radio.
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Table of contents

RighteousYou'll Feel Lead
1. Fetal Position
2. Come as You Are
3. Saved on the Half-Pipe
4. In the Name of the Father
5. Soldiers of Fortune
6. The Ultimate Party School
7. Evolutionary War
8. The Last Generation
Slouching Toward Babylon
Sources for Numbers
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161 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (57)
3 29% (46)
2 15% (24)
1 2% (3)
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