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Shakers, Mormons, and religious worlds : conflicting visions, contested boundaries

Author: Stephen C Taysom
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2011.
Series: Religion in North America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume demonstrates how the Shakers and the Mormons maintained boundaries and created their own thriving, but insular communities separate and distinct from mainstream American Protestantism. The author describes the innovation deployed by both the Shakers and the Mormons through which they embraced their status as outsiders. He feels that their marginalization was critical to their initial success. He points  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Taysom, Stephen C.
Shakers, Mormons, and religious worlds.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2011
(DLC) 2010012634
(OCoLC)491950824
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen C Taysom
ISBN: 9780253004895 0253004896
OCLC Number: 695998479
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 259 p.)
Contents: The Shakers in the world : walls and bridges --
Imagination and reality in the Mormon Zion : cities, temples, and bodies --
Godly marriage and divine androgyny : polygamy and celibacy --
Boundaries in crisis : the Shaker era of manifestations and the Mormon reformation.
Series Title: Religion in North America.
Responsibility: Stephen C. Taysom.

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"Readers will come away with a far more sophisticated sense of how groups maintain their distinctiveness and keep their membership." Catherine L. Albanese, University of California, Santa Barbara

 
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