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Author: Upton Sinclair
ISBN: 1406553808
Language: English
Pages: 228 pages
Category: Politics & Government
Publisher: Dodo Press (October 6, 2007)
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The Profits of Religion book. An eye-opening condemnation of the economic sins of organized religion. Throughout his adult life Upton Sinclair was an unapologetic idealist and a tireless crusader for the rights of the common man.

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.

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The Profits of Religion offers an interesting critique of religion and its role in society. 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.

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.

BOOK ONE - The Church of the Conquerors. The Priestly Lie. The Great Fear. Spiritual Interpretation. BOOK THREE - The Church of the Servant-girls. Salve Regina! Fresh Meat. The Holy Roman Empire.

Publisher: AMS Press. Place of publication: Pasadena, CA. Publication year: 1918. Contributors: Upton Sinclair. Subjects: ersial Literature. Title Page i. Offertory v. Contents vii. Introductory 11. Book One - The Church of the Conquerors 19.

Upton Sinclair Jr. (1878-1968), was a prolific American author who wrote over 90 books in many genres and was widely considered to be one of the best investigators advocating socialist views and supporting anarchist causes. He achieved considerable popularity in the first half of the 20th century. He gained particular fame for his 1906 novel The Jungle, which dealt with conditions in the U. S. meat packing industry and caused a public uproar that partly contributed to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act in 1906. An early success was the Civil War novel Manassas, written in 1903 and published a year later. Originally projected as the opening book of a trilogy, the success of The Jungle caused him to drop his plans. Sinclair created a socialist commune, named Helicon Hall Colony, in 1906 with proceeds from his novel The Jungle.
Comments (7)
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