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The Divine Supermarket By Colin Thubron

The Divine Supermarket by Colin Thubron

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Summary

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. This book 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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The Divine Supermarket: Travels in Search of the Soul of America by Colin Thubron

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.

The Divine Supermarket Reviews

'A perfect and crazy concept - It's a rocking good read and something of a pocket guide to hell.' Time Out 'This is a significant travel book - it has clear purpose and is not just a ramble through America. As Ruthven himelf describes it, he set out to write "a kind of travel book: one that exposes the country's psyche as well as its social and physical landscapes." He is as good as his word.' William Boyd 'Ruthven is a civilised man, sharp-witted and clever, with an impressive mastery of American social and cultural history and he has written a brilliant account of his travels in search of our spiritual byways and backwaters.' Los Angeles Times 'Ruthven weaves accurate historical information with firsthand observations, interviews, and his own analysis. A readable book with some fresh insights. Recommended.' Library Journal '... One of our most consistently stimulating and sophisticated writers on contemporary religion ... .' - William Dalrymple

About Colin Thubron

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).

Additional information

GOR004895281
9781780760223
1780760221
The Divine Supermarket: Travels in Search of the Soul of America by Colin Thubron
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2012-04-30
336
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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