Keith Bell's Reviews > Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
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Aug 29, 2011

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Interesting exploration of the Mormon faith, polygamy and it's ties to the 1984 murder of Brenda Lafferty and her infant daughter Erica. More intriguing but just barely mentioned is the question of religious expression and whether, responding to God's personal revelation falls under mental illness or not. It seems, the interpretation is based on the prevalent perception of good/evil in the society in which it occurs. This would be a great premise in itself for a book.

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