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Published by University of Illinois Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Religion & Beliefs,
  • Latter-Day Saints (Mormons),
  • Social Theology,
  • Religion - Mormon / LDS,
  • Sociology,
  • USA,
  • Christianity - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Da,
  • Christianity - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saomts (,
  • Sociology of Religion,
  • Religion / Mormonism,
  • Christian sociology,
  • Mormon Church

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsMarie Cornwall (Editor), Tim B Heaton (Editor), Lawrence A Young (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages367
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9673920M
ISBN 100252020766
ISBN 109780252020766

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  Contemporary Mormonism book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Much misunderstood, Mormonism had a colorful beginning in the /5. Contemporary Mormonism provides a critical look at what it really means to be Mormon today, as well as an historical background of the faith's founding and development. Bushman offers readers a vivid look into the lives of contemporary Mormons-their beliefs, rituals, and views on issues such as race, social class, gender, and sexual : $   Contemporary Mormonism is the first collection of sociological essays to focus exclusively on Mormons. Featuring the work of the major scholars conducting social science research on Mormons today, this volume offers refreshing new perspectives not only on Mormonism but also on the nature of successful religious movements, secularization and assimilation, church growth,/5(4). Contemporary Mormonism: Latter-day Saints in modern America. [Claudia L Bushman] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for his book is a welcome addition to the already burgeoning literature about the Mormons.

Contemporary Mormonism is the first collection of sociological essays to focus exclusively on Mormons. Featuring the work of the major scholars conducting social science research on Mormons today, this volume offers refreshing new perspectives not only on Mormonism but also on the nature of successful religious movements, secularization and. Contemporary Mormonism: Latter-day Saints in Modern America Reviewer Armand L. Mauss This book is a welcome addition to a growing list of solid introductory works on the Latter-day Saints.   Contemporary Mormonism Latter-day Saints in Modern America but uses interviews with church members and very recent news items to retain a focus on today's church throughout the book. Few books are as able to contextualize aspects (mundane, practical, political) of the contemporary church against the historical/theological backdrop in a way. 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 lateth 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.1/5(1).

Get this from a library! Contemporary Mormonism: social science perspectives. [Marie Cornwall; Tim B Heaton; Lawrence A Young;] -- "The Mormon church's growth rate, if it continues at the rate established during the past fifty years, could make the LDS church a major world faith by . Modern Mormonism is an affordable book that can be given as a gift to friends or relatives who are interested in an introduction to those Mormon concepts that are most often misunderstood. A welcome relief in our current climate of divisive online message boards and misleading media sound bites, Millet’s book is an example of writing with. Since the publication of the Book of Mormon in , Mormon archaeologists have attempted to find archaeological evidence to support it. Although historians and archaeologists consider the book to be an anachronistic invention of Joseph Smith, many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and other denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement believe that it.   Contemporary Mormonism: Latter-day Saints in Modern America by Claudia Bushman. I believe this book is meant to be read in an Intro to American Religions class or used for research at the undergraduate level. Bushman has done an admirable job by eschewing the dry prose that one expects from a ‘textbook’ in favor of a storyteller’s approach.