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The rise of Mormonism

Author: Rodney Stark; Reid Larkin Neilson
Publisher: Columbia University Press, New York : Columbia University Press, ©2005.
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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 was the question Rodney Stark addressed in his much-discussed and much-debated article, ""The Rise of a New World Faith"" (1984), one of several essays on Mormonism included in this new collection. Examining the religion's growing appeal, Rodney Stark concluded that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
History
Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stark, Rodney.
Rise of Mormonism.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2005045464
(OCoLC)58831943
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rodney Stark; Reid Larkin Neilson
ISBN: 023150991X 9780231509916
OCLC Number: 62147760
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 173 pages) : illustrations
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.
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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