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Deal brings largest religion book publishers under one corporate umbrella
HarperCollins reached a deal to buy religious publisher Thomas Nelson making it the biggest publisher of religious books.
November 1st, 2011
09:36 PM ET

Deal brings largest religion book publishers under one corporate umbrella

By Dan Merica, CNN

(CNN) - Publisher HarperCollins reached an agreement Monday to buy fellow publisher Thomas Nelson, a move that will bring the two largest religion book publishers in the country under one corporation.

Lyn Cryderman, a former Zondervan publisher, said the move makes "HarperCollins the largest Christian publisher in the United States."

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Amish attacks unveil suspected cult
November 1st, 2011
02:48 PM ET

Amish beard-cutting attacks uncover suspected cult

By Chris Welch, CNN

Bergholz, Ohio (CNN) - Aden Troyer hasn't figured out precisely how he'll tell his daughters – now 4 and 5 years old – why they're growing up without a mother.

"I've kind of held back a little bit because they are so young, and I do not want to depress them," he said from his home in north-central Pennsylvania.

Troyer, his ex-wife, Wilma, and their two children are part of the Amish faith, which includes living a simple life free of the conveniences of the modern world, like electricity and motorized vehicles.

But what happened to the Troyer family is anything but simple.

Troyer believes that he and his wife were lured into a cult made up of breakaway members of the larger Amish community near Bergholz in rural eastern Ohio. He said it was – and still is – ruled with an iron fist by his former father-in-law, Sam Mullet, a man who Troyer and others say is anything but a typical Amish leader.

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Filed under: Amish • Cults • Ohio • Religious violence

November 1st, 2011
01:42 PM ET

Will Jews become a minority in Israel?

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