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Contemporary Mormonism [electronic resource] : Latter-day Saints in modern America / Claudia L. Bushman.

By: Bushman, Claudia L.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 241 p.).ISBN: 9780313064197 (electronic bk.); 0313064199 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Mormon Church -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Mormons -- United States | RELIGION -- Christianity -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Contemporary Mormonism.DDC classification: 289.3/73/090511 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
Summary: 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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Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-233) and index.

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.

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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