The Mormon People

The Mormon People

The Making of An American Faith

Book - 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: 9780679644903
0679644903
0679644911
9780679644910
Branch Call Number: 289.309 BOWMAN
Characteristics: xxi, 328 p. ; 25 cm

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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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