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American universities and the birth of modern Mormonism, 1867-1940

Author: Thomas Wendell Simpson
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book situates American universities as a unique egalitarian cultural and institutional space for Mormons in nineteenth-century American society. They were places where Mormons could experience a personally transformative sense of freedom and dignity, equip themselves for taking advantageous paths in American society, and explore provisional reconciliations of religious and scientific perspectives. Contributing  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Wendell Simpson
ISBN: 9781469630229 1469630222 9781469628639 1469628635
OCLC Number: 925355368
Description: xiv, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Mormonism reframed --
Brigham Young's romance with American higher education, 1870-1877 --
The death of Mormon separatism in American universities, 1877-1896 --
Evolution and its discontents, 1896-1920 --
Anti-intellectualism rejected and reborn, 1920-1940 --
Conclusion: Mormonism uncharted.
Responsibility: Thomas W. Simpson.

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In the closing decades of the nineteenth century, college-age Latter-day Saints began undertaking a remarkable intellectual pilgrimage to the US's elite universities. Thomas W. Simpson chronicles the  Read more...

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