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Author:
Upton Sinclair
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978-1410105479
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1410105474
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Fredonia Books (NL) (April 10, 2004)
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The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation is a nonfiction book, first published in 1917, by the American novelist and muck-raking journalist Upton Sinclair. It is a snapshot of the religious movements in the . before its entry into World War I. The book is the first of the Dead Hand series: six books Sinclair wrote on American institutions.

The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation. Sinclair catalogs how spirituality, the most fundamental of the soul’s impulses, is used as a tool for exploitation by unsavory clerical organizations.

The profits of religion. BOOK ONE - The Church of the Conquerors. An Essay in Economic Interpretation. The profits of religion. The Priestly Lie. The Great Fear.

The Profits of Religion book.

Sinclair was not really a novelist, but a fearless and indefatigable journalist-crusader. All his early books are propaganda for his social reforms. When regular publishers boycotted his work, he published himself, usually at a financial loss.

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The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation is a non-fiction book by the American novelist and muckraking journalist Upton Sinclair, first published in 1917. In this book, Sinclair attacks institutionalized religion as a "source of income to parasites, and the natural ally of every form of oppression and exploitation.

The Profits of Religion : An Essay in Economic Interpretation (1918). Book One : The Church of the Conquerors, "The Priestly Lie". There would be dreamers of dreams and seers of visions and hearers of voices; readers of the entrails of beasts and interpreters of the flight of birds; there would be burning bushes and stone tablets on mountain-tops, and inspired words dictated to aged disciples on lonely islands.

Contents Introductory The Church of the Conquerors The Church of Good Society The Church of the Servant Girls The Church of the Slavers The Church of the Merchants The Church of the Quacks The Church of the Social Revolution "This book is a study of Supernaturalism from a new point of view - as a Source of Income and a Shield to Privilege." - Upton Sinclair (1918)
  • One of several Upton Sinclair books that are still relevant, today. It can only be wished that people who write reviews understand what he's writing. This is not a book against religion, but against the misuse of religion, for profit and power. It's sad to read a comment where someone even confuses Upton Sinclair with Sinclair Lewis...
    Anyway, the message is clear: Be wary of people who have God in their mouths, hate in their hearts, and money on their minds.

  • UPTON Sinclair I 1st read years ago and was impressed. I think he's amazing for have written 100 books or at least close. This book was written so many years ago yet most of it's principles are timely. Sinclair wrote The Jungle, his most famous book as well as Oil! Which became the movie There Will Be Blood. I'd even think it might be worth tackling his 20 plus volume "L Budd" World's End" 7300 plus word series. The Profits of Religion was well worth my time.

  • This is an interesting non-fiction piece from Upton Sinclair. The title is a decent summary. Basically he says and gives a lot of examples of how religions have been used to exploit people and aid existing power structures while telling the poor not to be "materialist" and keeping them pacified with superstition, looking for otherworldly answers instead of gaining class-consciousness. I think it was even more true when it was written. He gives many examples and seems to have done a lot of research. If a reader likes this type of nonfiction institutional muckraking by Sinclair I'd recommend The Brass Check, an expose of journalistic practices in the the early 20th century.

  • One need only look to recent headlines to understand how Christianity has been usurped by evil men to promote hatred, bigotry, and division. Mr Sinclair describes in detail the history of such practice and warns the reader of the perils of forsaking secularism in the public sphere. This book should be mandatory reading for students of public schools beginning in high school.

  • Upton Sinclair is a great writer, and there are many interesting anecdotes concerning faith healers (misguided and fraudulent). Most of the material concerns organized religion, particularly the Catholic, for which the anti-social teachings and practices of 100 years ago are no longer relevant.

  • Although the book is rather drawn out at times it gives you true insight into how religion has controlled the world through the ages to retain its power. I highly recommend this book if you are sitting on the religious/agnostic/atheist fence.

  • A little long winded, and he will make the same point more than once. But he speaks the whole truth thats for sure.

  • This book is as true today as ever. Describes how religion is used to control and exploit people. It is very relevant to life in the United States and the attempt to privatize schools and attack science