The Divine Supermarket : Travels in Search of the Soul of America

Description

Travelling 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.

Details

Author(s)
Malise Ruthven, Colin Thubron
Format
Paperback | 336 pages
Dimensions
127 x 195.58 x 27.94mm | 317.51g
Publication date
17 Jul 2012
Publisher
I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Imprint
I.B.Tauris
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
map
ISBN10
1780760221
ISBN13
9781780760223
Bestsellers rank
73,916