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Building the kingdom [electronic resource] : a history of Mormons in America / Claudia Lauper Bushman and Richard Lyman Bushman.

By: Bushman, Claudia L.
Contributor(s): Bushman, Richard L.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2001Description: 1 online resource (xi, 123 p., [8] p. of plates) : ill.ISBN: 9780199770441 (electronic bk.); 0199770441 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- United States -- History | United States -- Church history | Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. -- United States -- History | Mormonen | Mormonen | USA | RELIGION / Christianity / Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Building the kingdom.DDC classification: 289.3/73 Other classification: 11.98 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Joseph Smith's first visions, 1820-30 -- Zion, 1831-37 -- Nauvoo, 1838-46 -- Westward trek, 1846-69 -- Building the kingdom, 1847-69 -- Mormon women, 1831-90 -- Mormons in the nation, 1890-1945 -- Church since 1945.
Summary: Mormonism is one of the world's fastest growing religions, doubling its membership every 15 years. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the formal denomination of the Mormon church) is now 10 million strong, with more than half of its membership coming from outside the United States. More than 88 million copies of The Book of Mormon have been printed, and it has been translated into more than 50 languages. Mormons in America tells the tumultuous story of this religious group, from its humble origins in small-town New York State in 1830 to its present heyday. Claudia and Richard Bushman introduce us to charismatic leaders like Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, go deep behind Mormon rites and traditions, take us along the adventurous trail of the Mormon pioneers into the West, evoke the momentous erection of Salt Lake City in the desert, and draw us into the dozens of skirmishes, verbal attacks, and court battles between Mormons and their neighbors, other religions, the media, and the American government.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 110-116) and index.

Joseph Smith's first visions, 1820-30 -- Zion, 1831-37 -- Nauvoo, 1838-46 -- Westward trek, 1846-69 -- Building the kingdom, 1847-69 -- Mormon women, 1831-90 -- Mormons in the nation, 1890-1945 -- Church since 1945.

Mormonism is one of the world's fastest growing religions, doubling its membership every 15 years. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the formal denomination of the Mormon church) is now 10 million strong, with more than half of its membership coming from outside the United States. More than 88 million copies of The Book of Mormon have been printed, and it has been translated into more than 50 languages. Mormons in America tells the tumultuous story of this religious group, from its humble origins in small-town New York State in 1830 to its present heyday. Claudia and Richard Bushman introduce us to charismatic leaders like Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, go deep behind Mormon rites and traditions, take us along the adventurous trail of the Mormon pioneers into the West, evoke the momentous erection of Salt Lake City in the desert, and draw us into the dozens of skirmishes, verbal attacks, and court battles between Mormons and their neighbors, other religions, the media, and the American government.

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