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The Resource An island in the Lake of Fire : Bob Jones University, fundamentalism, and the Separatist movement, Mark Taylor Dalhouse

An island in the Lake of Fire : Bob Jones University, fundamentalism, and the Separatist movement, Mark Taylor Dalhouse

Label
An island in the Lake of Fire : Bob Jones University, fundamentalism, and the Separatist movement
Title
An island in the Lake of Fire
Title remainder
Bob Jones University, fundamentalism, and the Separatist movement
Statement of responsibility
Mark Taylor Dalhouse
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Religious Right's most dogmatic and resolute faction has its roots in three generations of the Bob Jones family of Greenville, South Carolina. An Island in the Lake of Fire is the first in-depth history of this militantly separatist, ultrafundamentalist dynasty to be written by an "outsider" with the Jones's cooperation. Mark Taylor Dalhouse focuses on Bob Jones University (BJU) and the three colorful, charismatic Jones patriarchs who, in succession, have led the
  • School. The defining doctrine at BJU, says Dalhouse, is separation from secularism in the modern world. Drawing on interviews with Bob Jones Jr., Bob Jones III, and others at BJU, as well as on hitherto inaccessible archival sources at the school, Dalhouse discusses the school's separatism in light of such factors as its refusal to seek accreditation and the stringent codes of dress, conduct, and even thought to which BJU students submit themselves. Attuned to the
  • Ironies and contradictions of the Jones's separatist enterprise, Dalhouse points to the high proportion of accounting and finance degrees awarded at BJU, the school's widely admired cinema department (which has a Cannes Film Festival award to its name), and its nationally acclaimed Baroque and Renaissance art gallery. Dalhouse also challenges some widely held impressions about BJU that have circulated among its detractors, including assumptions about the regional makeup
  • Of the student body and about the prospects of BJU students to gain entry into graduate programs at other schools
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dalhouse, Mark Taylor
Dewey number
378.757/27
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
LD457
LC item number
.D45 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bob Jones University
  • Jones, Bob
  • Evangelists
  • Fundamentalism
Label
An island in the Lake of Fire : Bob Jones University, fundamentalism, and the Separatist movement, Mark Taylor Dalhouse
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Bob Joneses -- family and fundamentalism in Greenville -- The patriarch and the foundation -- Separatism unleashed -- The separatist path -- The world's most unusual university -- Rapprochement -- Notes
Control code
ocm33207072
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780820318158
Lccn
95041978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)33207072
Label
An island in the Lake of Fire : Bob Jones University, fundamentalism, and the Separatist movement, Mark Taylor Dalhouse
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Bob Joneses -- family and fundamentalism in Greenville -- The patriarch and the foundation -- Separatism unleashed -- The separatist path -- The world's most unusual university -- Rapprochement -- Notes
Control code
ocm33207072
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780820318158
Lccn
95041978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)33207072

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