Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

Jon Krakauer

Jon Krakauer’s literary acceptance rests on insightful chronicles of lives performed on the outer limits. He now shifts his concentration from extremes of actual event to extremes of non secular trust inside of our personal borders, taking readers inside of remoted American groups the place a few 40,000 Mormon Fundamentalists nonetheless perform polygamy. Defying either civil professionals and the Mormon institution in Salt Lake urban, the renegade leaders of those Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who solution in basic terms to God.

At the middle of Krakauer’s booklet are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they got a commandment from God to kill a innocent lady and her female offspring. starting with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double homicide, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic fantasy, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding religion. alongside the best way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s quickest becoming faith, and increases provocative questions on the character of non secular trust.

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