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Mormon America : the power and the promise

Author: Richard N Ostling; Joan K Ostling
Publisher: San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard N Ostling; Joan K Ostling
ISBN: 0060663723 9780060663728
OCLC Number: 45859312
Description: xxvi, 454 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Richard N. Ostling and Joan K. Ostling.

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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 story, "Mormons, Inc.," left off, by illuminating the church's continuing surge in power and popularity. The Ostlings assemble through their reportage the complete story behind the most prosperous religious group in contemporary America"--Jacket.

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