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Mormon America : the power and the promise

Verfasser/in: Richard N Ostling; Joan K Ostling
Herausgeber: San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco, [1999] ©1999
Ausgabe/Format   Gedrucktes Buch : Englisch : First editionAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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"In this candid examination of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one of America's leading religion journalists covers every aspect of this little-understood community of faith whose family values, business success, and evangelistic missions have helped it become one of the world's fastest growing religions." "In Mormon America, Richard Ostling picks up where his widely read 1997 Time magazine cover  Weiterlesen…
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Alle Autoren: Richard N Ostling; Joan K Ostling
ISBN: 0060663715 9780060663711 0060663723 9780060663728
OCLC-Nummer: 41380398
Beschreibung: xxvi, 454 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 26 cm
Inhalt: Introduction: A new world faith --
Sealed with blood --
Beginnings: a very American gospel --
The American exodus --
Polygamy then and now --
Redefining the kingdom of God --
Almost mainstream --
Mormons, Inc. --
Some Latter-Day stars --
The power pyramid --
Families forever --
A peculiar people --
Rituals sacred and secret --
Two by two --
Saintly indoctrination --
Faithful history --
The gold bible --
Discovering "plain and precious things" --
"How God came to be God" --
Are Mormons Christians? Are non-Mormons Christians? --
Rivals and antagonists --
Dissenters and exiles --
Mormonism in the twenty-first century --
Appendixes : A. Joseph Smith's King Follett Discourse ; B. How the income and wealth estimates were made.
Verfasserangabe: Richard N. Ostling and Joan K. Ostling.
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The Ostlings explore how the Mormon Church has managed to combine evangelistic missions and family values with shrewd business strategies, attracting 10 million members worldwide and accumulating an  Weiterlesen…

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