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The Resource The world in flames : a black boyhood in a white supremacist doomsday cult, Jerald Walker

The world in flames : a black boyhood in a white supremacist doomsday cult, Jerald Walker

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The world in flames : a black boyhood in a white supremacist doomsday cult
Title
The world in flames
Title remainder
a black boyhood in a white supremacist doomsday cult
Statement of responsibility
Jerald Walker
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Language
eng
Summary
"When The World in Flames begins, in 1970, Jerry Walker is six years old. His consciousness revolves around being a member of a church whose beliefs he finds not only confusing but terrifying. Composed of a hodgepodge of requirements and restrictions (including a prohibition against doctors and hospitals), the underpinning tenet of Herbert W. Armstrong's Worldwide Church of God was that its members were divinely chosen and all others would soon perish in rivers of flames. The substantial membership was ruled by fear, intimidation, and threats. Anyone who dared leave the church would endure hardship for the remainder of this life and eternal suffering in the next. The next life, according to Armstrong, would arrive in 1975, three years after the start of the Great Tribulation. Jerry would be eleven years old. Jerry's parents were particularly vulnerable to the promise of relief from the world's hardships. When they joined the church, in 1960, they were living in a two-room apartment in a dangerous Chicago housing project with the first four of their seven children, and, most significantly, they both were blind, having lost their sight to childhood accidents. They took comfort in the belief that they had been chosen for a special afterlife, even if it meant following a religion with a white supremacist ideology and dutifully sending tithes to Armstrong, whose church boasted more than 100,000 members and more than $80 million in annual revenues at its height. When the prophecy of the 1972 Great Tribulation does not materialize, Jerry is considerably less disappointed than relieved. When the 1975 end-time prophecy also fails, he finally begins to question his faith and imagine the possibility of choosing a destiny of his own."--
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From Amazon
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10528267
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DLC
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Walker, Jerald
Dewey number
289.9
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Walker, Jerald
  • Walker, Jerald
  • Worldwide Church of God
  • Worldwide Church of God
  • African American boys
  • African American families
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / People with Disabilities
  • RELIGION / Cults
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a black boyhood in a white supremacist doomsday cult
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The world in flames : a black boyhood in a white supremacist doomsday cult, Jerald Walker
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1728449
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 197 pages
Isbn
9780807027509
Lccn
2015034830
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9780807027509
  • (OCoLC)935493389
Label
The world in flames : a black boyhood in a white supremacist doomsday cult, Jerald Walker
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1728449
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 197 pages
Isbn
9780807027509
Lccn
2015034830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807027509
  • (OCoLC)935493389

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