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Down in the Chapel: Doing Time and Doing Religion at Graterford Prison

3.8  ·  Rating details ·  41 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published August 13th 2013 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Erin
Mar 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
I wasn't able to hear the whole audio book before my loan from the library expired. I think I only missed the very last chapter.

I feel a bit stupid for not thinking of this before, but most of what I learned from this book was about the fragmented nature of all religions. I knew there were branches of Judaism, & I'm very familiar with the shattered, innumerable denominations of Protestant Christianity, but I had only a vague idea of the denominations of the Muslim faith. Of course there are
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Daniel Parker
Jan 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
Author attempts to cover too much in a dissertation type approach, and for what I think could've been a very informative and enlightening read ended up being a chore to get through. Suffered from lack of proficient editing which I think would have cut some of the fat and focused on the meat.
Margaret Lewis
I had very high hopes for this book, but I learned very little about the prisoners and their beliefs, and far too much about the author and his opinions, which weren't terribly interesting.
Tim
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best book on America, Freedom, unFreedom & Religion I've ever read.
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Mar 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
open heart to let word in truth flood in, no atheist in foxholes, everyone a victim before an offender, self uplift through self knowledge, focus on God, Islam forbidden to take a life and cause fear be good to neighbor, religion transforms.
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