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Murdering Holiness: The Trials of Franz Creffield and George Mitchell
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Murdering Holiness: The Trials of Franz Creffield and George Mitchell (Paperback)

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Murdering Holiness explores the story of the "Holy Roller" sect led by Franz Creffield in the early years of the twentieth century. Creffield, a charismatic, self-styled messiah based in Corvallis, Oregon, taught his followers to forsake their families and worldly possessions and to seek salvation through him. As his teachings became more extreme, the local community reacted: Creffield was tarred and feathered and his followers were incarcerated in the state asylum. Creffield himself was imprisoned for adultery but later revived the sect. This proved too much for some of the adherents' families, and in 1906 George Mitchell, the brother of two women in the sect, shot Creffield dead in Seattle. This was just the beginning of a remarkable sequence of events that included Mitchell's trial for murder, his acquittal and almost immediate death in a revenge killing, and the proceedings against Mitchell's murderers. The authors take us into the courtroom for the trial that made headlines across North America. Based on court records and archival sources, this book includes a detailed examination of the trial, the media's response to it, and the dramatic aftermath, and sheds light on the rise of ardent religion in the Pacific Northwest, the justice system in Seattle, and the role of the press in influencing public opinion.

History & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaLocal historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the AmericasLawJurisprudence & general issuesLegal historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsAlternative belief systemsContemporary non-Christian & para-Christian cults & sects Publisher: University of British Columbia Press Publication Date: 30/10/2007 ISBN-13: 9780774809078  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jim Phillips is director of the Centre of Criminologyand a professor in the Faculty of Law and Department of History at theUniversity of Toronto. Rosemary Gartner is a professorat the Centre of Criminology and the Department of Sociology at theUniversity of Toronto.

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