The Profits of Religion


Read by MichelleHarris

(4.7 stars; 26 reviews)

"The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation" is a non-fiction book, first published in 1917, by the American novelist and muckraking journalist Upton Sinclair. It is a snapshot of the religious movements in the U.S. before its entry into World War I. 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." (Summary from Wikipedia) (11 hr 46 min)

Chapters

Introductory 20:06 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 1 (Part 1): The Church of the Conquerors 25:15 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 1 (Part 2): The Church of the Conquerors 19:20 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 1 (Part 3): The Church of the Conquerors 17:33 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 2 (Part 1): The Church of Good Society 29:02 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 2 (Part 2): The Church of Good Society 23:53 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 2 (Part 3): The Church of Good Society 28:39 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 2 (Part 4): The Church of Good Society 28:15 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 2 (Part 5): The Church of Good Society 24:50 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 3 (Part 1): The Church of the Servant Girls 27:59 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 3 (Part 2): The Church of the Servant Girls 32:24 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 3 (Part 3): The Church of the Servant Girls 23:52 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 3 (Part 4): The Church of the Servant Girls 27:33 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 3 (Part 5): The Church of the Servant Girls 20:51 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 4 (Part 1): The Church of the Slavers 24:14 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 4 (Part 2): The Church of the Slavers 23:59 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 4 (Part 3): The Church of the Slavers 26:14 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 4 (Part 4): The Church of the Slavers 16:32 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 5 (Part 1): The Church of the Merchants 26:18 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 5 (Part 2): The Church of the Merchants 26:29 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 5 (Part 3): The Church of the Merchants 25:50 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 6 (Part 1): The Church of the Quacks 21:10 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 6 (Part 2): The Church of the Quacks 28:50 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 6 (Part 3): The Church of the Quacks 24:12 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 6 (Part 4): The Church of the Quacks 26:20 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 7 (Part 1): The Church of the Social Revolution 24:58 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 7 (Part 2): The Church of the Social Revolution 26:27 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 7 (Part 3): The Church of the Social Revolution 17:37 Read by MichelleHarris
Book 7 (Part 4): The Church of the Social Revolution 17:40 Read by MichelleHarris

Reviews

Excellent!


(5 stars)

This is a great reading of a most pertinent book - as pertinent now as it was when it was written. Thanks to Michelle Harris for this gift, and I've listened to it twice so far. The reading is clear and concise; there's no doubt about what is being read. A most pleasant voice to go along with a most important book. Thank you for your efforts! Five stars all the way.

Wonderful on many levels


(5 stars)

No longer physically able hold & read books, I thank Librivox & each of the volunteers that make Librivox what it is from the bottom of my heart. "The Profits Of Religion" is one of my favorite books ever written; the reader - MichelleHarris - does a wonderful job with Sinclair's works. I found myself listening twice, not out of confusion but out of joy.

Great Reading


(5 stars)

Well here I am today, and this was written a hundred years ago. Hum. Way beyond his time in writing that book.

definitely 1 of my favorite authors what a genius 👏


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Interesting concepts and well done by the reader