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The Latter-day Saint Experience in America - The American Religious Experience (Hardback)
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The Latter-day Saint Experience in America - The American Religious Experience (Hardback)

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Hardback 376 Pages / Published: 30/11/2004
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Scholars have labeled the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormonism as it is better known, both the American Religion, and the next world faith. The Mormon saga includes early persecution, conflict, and pioneer resilience, against a backdrop of revolutionary religious, social, and economic practices. The greatest colonizing force in American history, Mormonism has outgrown its 19th-century isolation and theocratic roots to become one of the most prosperous and respected Christian communities in the country. This book examines the history of the movement, and considers carefully the reasons behind a perennial discord with American culture-and the American government-that only waned in the early decades of the 20th century. Givens also considers the range of Mormon doctrines-both familiar and peculiar-and overviews the background and content of the unique canon of Mormon scripture. The Latter-day Saint Experience in America examines all aspects of how Mormons live, work, and worship. The book discusses: Mormon worship and Church organization; The intellectual and artistic heritage of the Latter-day Saints; Official Church teachings across a span of contemporary issues, from feminism to race to the environment; The tensions and future directions of the modern Church. Abundant appendices include a glossary of Mormonism, a timeline, a comparison with other Christian creeds, biographical sketches of Mormon luminaries, and an annotated bibliography useful for further study.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313327506
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 698 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 22 mm
Edition: Annotated edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Would this be a good resource for a college class on American religion? The answer is a resounding yes. But I was amazed to find even more than that: there's quite a bit here for Church members to chew on....Givens has done it remarkably well. This is the best introduction to the Church, and there's plenty here to keep the lifelong member engaged. I'm pleased to have something to recommend to nonmembers, new members, and everyone else."-Times and Seasons
"This is an impressive work....[a] fine volume when read by anyone wanting a comprehensive and sometimes-critical look at the Mormon Restoration movement. It deserves a wide readership."-Association for Mormon Letters
"This is an impressive work.... a fine volume when read by anyone wanting a comprehensive and sometimes-critical look at the Mormon Restoration movement. It deserves a wide readership."-Association for Mormon Letters
?This is an impressive work....[a] fine volume when read by anyone wanting a comprehensive and sometimes-critical look at the Mormon Restoration movement. It deserves a wide readership.?-Association for Mormon Letters
?Would this be a good resource for a college class on American religion? The answer is a resounding yes. But I was amazed to find even more than that: there's quite a bit here for Church members to chew on....Givens has done it remarkably well. This is the best introduction to the Church, and there's plenty here to keep the lifelong member engaged. I'm pleased to have something to recommend to nonmembers, new members, and everyone else.?-Times and Seasons

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