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James M. Ault, Jr.
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James M. Ault, Jr. was educated at Harvard and Brandeis universities. After teaching at Harvard and at Smith College, he made his first film, Born Again, a portrait of this fundamentalist Baptist congregation, which won a Blue Ribbon at the American Film Festival and was broadcast in the United States and abroad in 1987. He has since produced and directed a variety of documentary programs for the Lilly Endowment, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Episcopal Church Foundation, and other organizations. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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Spirit and Flesh
Life in a Fundamentalist Baptist Church
Written by James M. Ault, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $15.00

In an attempt to understand the growing influence of the Christian Right, sociologist and documentary filmmaker James Ault spent three years inside the world of a Massachusetts fundamentalist church he encountered while studying a variety of new-right groups. He observed—and where possible participated in—the daily lives of the members of a... Read more >
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Spirit and Flesh
Life in a Fundamentalist Baptist Church
Written by James M. Ault, Jr.


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 22, 2010
Price: $13.99

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