The Mormon People

The Mormon People

The Making of An American Faith

eBook - 2012
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With Mormonism on the verge of an unprecedented cultural and political breakthrough, an eminent scholar of American evangelicalism explores the history and reflects on the future of this native-born American faith and its connection to the life of the nation. In 1830, a young seer named Joseph Smith began organizing adherents into a new religious community that would come to be called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (known informally as the Mormons). Here, religious historian Matthew Bowman presents more than 180 years of Mormon history and doctrine. He recounts the church's origin and development, explains how Mormonism came to be one of the fastest-growing religions in the world by the turn of the 21st century, and sets the scene for a 2012 presidential election that has the potential to mark a major turning point in the way this faith is perceived by the wider American public--and internationally.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780679644910
0679644911
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxi, 328 p.)
Contents: Joseph Smith and the first Mormons: to 1831
Little Zions: 1831-1839
City of Joseph: 1839-1846
Come, come, ye saints: 1846-1877
The rise and fall of plural marriage: 1852-1896
Eternal progression: 1890-1945
Correlation: 1945-1978
Toward a global church: 1978-2011.
Summary: With Mormonism on the verge of an unprecedented cultural and political breakthrough, an eminent scholar of American evangelicalism explores the history and reflects on the future of this native-born American faith and its connection to the life of the nation. In 1830, a young seer named Joseph Smith began organizing adherents into a new religious community that would come to be called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (known informally as the Mormons). Here, religious historian Matthew Bowman presents more than 180 years of Mormon history and doctrine. He recounts the church's origin and development, explains how Mormonism came to be one of the fastest-growing religions in the world by the turn of the 21st century, and sets the scene for a 2012 presidential election that has the potential to mark a major turning point in the way this faith is perceived by the wider American public--and internationally.--From publisher description.

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FRANCYNE PELCHAR Jun 08, 2012

very detailed, scholarly work. certainly answered all my questions about this religion.

HanakoGal May 06, 2012

I don’t normally enjoy non-fiction books and it takes me months to finish them - I read this book in four days. It was easy to read with an enjoyable and smooth narrative style. I learned about the related events around those I already knew and I learned about new people and events I’d not heard of before. It not only focused on the 19th century but had several chapters covering the 20th century that were fascinating too. I stayed up late at night to finish the book - something I’ve never done with a history book before.

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