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Description - The Divine Supermarket by Malise Ruthven

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781780760223
ISBN-10: 1780760221
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Publish Date: 30-May-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Malise Ruthven

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).

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