Down in the Chapel
Religious Life in an American Prison
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||Farrar, Straus & Giroux|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $30.00|
| Book Description: |
A bold and provocative interpretation of one of the most religiously vibrant places in America—a state penitentiary Baraka, Al, Teddy, and Sayyid—four black men from South Philadelphia, two Christian and two Muslim—are serving life sentences at Pennsylvania's maximum-security Graterford Prison. All of them work in Graterford's chapel, a place that is at once a sanctuary for religious contemplation and an arena for disputing the workings...