Tuesday, September 13 - Jeff Sharlet - SWEET HEAVEN WHEN I DIE - Town Hall Theater VBS Author Series Event

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 7:47pm
Event address: 
Merchants' Row
Town Hall Theater
05753 Middlebury
Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithlessness, and the Country in Between Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393079630
Availability: Unavailable - Out of Print
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 15th, 2011

No one explores the borderlands of belief and skepticism quite like Jeff Sharlet. He is ingenious, farsighted, and able to excavate the worlds of others, even the flakiest and most fanatical, with uncanny sympathy. Here, he reports back from the far reaches of belief, whether in the clear mountain air of "Sweet Fuck All, Colorado" or in a midnight congregation of urban anarchists celebrating a victory over police.From Dr. Cornel West to legendary banjo player Dock Boggs, from the youth evangelist Ron Luce to America's largest "Mind, Body, Spirit Expo," Sharlet profiles religious radicals, realists, and escapists. Including extended journeys published here for the first time, Sweet Heaven When I Die offers a portrait of our spiritual landscape that calls to mind Joan Didion's classic Slouching Towards Bethlehem.

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