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The rise of Mormonism

Author: Rodney Stark; Reid Larkin Neilson
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2005.
Series: Palgrave studies in European Union politics.
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"This new work, the first to collect Rodney Stark's influential writings on the Mormon church, includes previously published essays, revised and rewritten for this volume. His work sheds light on both the growth of Mormonism and on how and why certain religions continue to grow while others fade away."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rodney Stark; Reid Larkin Neilson
ISBN: 023113634X 9780231136341
OCLC Number: 58831943
Description: xi, 173 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Extracting social scientific models from Mormon history --
Joseph Smith among the revelators --
Mormon networks of faith --
Rationality and Mormon sacrifice --
Modernization, secularization, and Mormon growth --
The basis of Mormon success --
The rise of a New World faith.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in European Union politics.
Responsibility: Rodney Stark ; edited by Reid L. Neilson.

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Will Mormonism be the next world faith, one that will rival Catholicism, Islam, and other major religions in terms of numbers and global appeal? This work focuses on both the growth of Mormonism and  Read more...

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