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The Fundamentals of Extremism: The Christian Right in America
Authors Include: Kimberly Blaker, Edwin F. Kagin, Bobbie Kirkhart, John M. Suarez, Herb Silverman, and Edward M. Buckner.
Editor: Kimberly Blaker
To Purchase: Amazon US / Amazon UK
Finally, here is a well-documented book about the dangers of Christian fundamentalism, both Protestant and Catholic. Mind control, including a strong relationship between fundamentalism and prejudice, discrimination, intolerance, and hate crimes are exposed with fact and credible evidence. Women, especially, suffer not only in fundamentalist homes, but also from the political results of fundamentalism.
John Shelby Spong, retired Bishop, Diocese of Newark, New Jersey and the national best-selling author of Why Christianity Must Change or Die, Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism, and 14 other titles:
"Kimberly Blaker and her associates have put together a blockbuster exposé of the activities of the Religious Right. With incredible precision and cogent images, they tell their story in such a way that readers may turn quickly to their sources with confidence and security. This is no shallow treatment of an emotional subject, but a thorough analysis of a present crisis...That is no small achievement."
Richard Dawkins, Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, author of Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder, The Selfish Gene, and other books:
"I have just read this brilliant book from start to finish, almost without a break, and I am stunned and horrified by what I have learned. The fundamentalist Christian Right is America’s Taliban...Not least, the book persuaded me how muddled the fundamentalists are. They think they are patriots, yet they fight the letter of the Constitution and the spirit of the Founding Fathers every step of the way. The Religious Right is, in the deepest and truest sense of the word, un-American."
Nadine Strossen, President of American Civil Liberties Union, Professor of Law, New York Law School, and author of Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women's Rights and The Government Vs. Erotica: the Siege of Adam & Eve.
"The Fundamentals of Extremism is an especially important book for all who care about the rights and well-being of women and children. It explores religious extremists' attacks on the civil liberties of women and children, in general. It also exposes the dire effects of these attacks upon women and children within too many Christian fundamentalist homes, in particular."
John M. Swomley, Emeritus Professor of Social Ethics, Saint Paul School of Theology, author of Liberation Ethics, Religious Liberty and the Secular State, and other books, and president of The Churchman Co., Inc.:
“In fact, this is the most careful and devastating evaluation of the impact of fundamentalism on American society, politics and customs ever produced in the United States...
Gerald A. Larue, Emeritus Professor and Religion Adjunct Professor at University of Southern California, author of Playing God: Deciding Your Life and Death, Freethought Across the Centuries, and other titles, and Humanist Laureate serving on the Secretariat of the International Academy of Humanism:
“As Kimberly Blaker and her colleagues illustrate in this powerful exposé of the aims, purposes and programs of the Religious Right, the real threat comes from within...In other words, this book is a "must read" volume.