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Contemporary Mormonism : social science perspectives

Author: Marie Cornwall; Tim B Heaton; Lawrence A Young
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1994.
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"The Mormon church's growth rate, if it continues at the rate established during the past fifty years, could make the LDS church a major world faith by the end of 2080. This first collection of sociological essays exclusively on Mormonism explores the church's rapid growth and issues as wide-ranging as "Religion and Drug Use," "The Institutional Role of Mormon Women," "Dealing with Social Change," and "Mormons and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Contemporary Mormonism.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)608384812
Online version:
Contemporary Mormonism.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)624475142
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Cornwall; Tim B Heaton; Lawrence A Young
ISBN: 0252020766 9780252020766
OCLC Number: 28721262
Description: 367 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : toward a sociological analysis of Mormonism / Marie Cornwall --
Modernization and Mormon growth : the secularization thesis revisited / Rodney Stark --
Refuge and retrenchment : the Mormon quest for identity / Armand L. Mauss --
Confronting turbulent environments : issues in the organizational growth and globalization of Mormonism / Lawrence A. Young --
Making saints : in the early days and the latter days / Jan Shipps --
In search of a peculiar people : are Mormon families really different? / Tim B. Heaton, Kristen L. Goodman and Thomas B. Holman --
Religion and adolescent drug use : a comparison of Mormons and other religions / Stephen J. Bahr --
Religion and mental health : Mormons and other groups / Allen E. Bergin [and others] --
Sustaining a lay religion in modern society : the Mormon missionary experience / Gordon Shepherd and Gary Shepherd --
The Mormon missionary companionship / Keith Parry --
Powers of heaven and hell : Mormon missionary narratives as instruments of socialization and social control / William A. Wilson --
"Gringo, Jeringo" : Anglo Mormon missionary culture in Bolivia / David Knowlton --
The institutional role of Mormon women / Marie Cornwall --
Dealing with social change : the Mormon church's response to change in women's roles / Laurence R. Iannaccone and Carrie A. Miles --
Mormons and Indians : beliefs, policies, programs and practices / Bruce A. Chadwick and Stan L. Albrecht --
Secularization or Sacralization : the change in LDS Church policy on blacks / Mary Lou McNamara --
Black Mormon converts in the United States and Africa : social characteristics and perceived acceptance / Cardell K. Jacobson [and others].
Responsibility: edited by Marie Cornwall, Tim B. Heaton, and Lawrence A. Young.

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