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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]
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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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Simpson, Thomas Wendell.
American universities and the birth of modern Mormonism, 1867-1940.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015038634
(OCoLC)925355368
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Wendell Simpson
ISBN: 9781469628653 1469628651 1469628643 9781469628646
OCLC Number: 951808750
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 229 pages)
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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