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Contemporary Mormonism : Latter-day Saints in modern America

Author: Claudia L Bushman
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Much misunderstood, Mormonism had a colorful beginning in the 19th century, as a visionary named Joseph Smith founded and built a community of believers with their own unique faith. In the late-20th century, the church had to come to terms with its own growth and organization, as well as with the increasing pervasiveness of globalization, secularization, and cultural changes. Today Mormonism is one of the major  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Bushman, Claudia L.
Contemporary Mormonism.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2006
(DLC) 2005021358
(OCoLC)61178156
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia L Bushman
ISBN: 9780313064197 0313064199
OCLC Number: 230728744
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 241 pages)
Contents: 1. Encountering the Mormons --
2. Identity, beliefs, and organization --
3. Families --
4. The missionary experience and the international church --
5. Temples and genealogy --
6. Race, ethnicity, and class --
7. Gender and orientation --
8. The public faces of Mormonism --
9. The intellectual activities of recent years --
10. The city of Zion --
11. The church at one hundred and seventy-five --
Chronology.
Responsibility: Claudia L. Bushman.

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Much misunderstood, Mormonism had a colorful beginning in the 19th century, as a visionary named Joseph Smith founded and built a community of believers with their own unique faith. In the late-20th century, the church had to come to terms with its own growth and organization, as well as with the increasing pervasiveness of globalization, secularization, and cultural changes. Today Mormonism is one of the major religions in America, and continues to grow internationally. However, though the church itself remains strong, it is elusive to those of other faiths. Here, a seasoned author and third-

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