Mormons and Mormonism: An Introduction to an American World Religion

  • Title: Mormons and Mormonism: An Introduction to an American World Religion
  • Author: Eric A. Eliason
  • ISBN: 9780252069123
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mormons and Mormonism An Introduction to an American World Religion Mormons and Mormonism gathers key essays by leading scholars on the history foundational ideas and practices and worldwide expansion of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints The ideal intr
    Mormons and Mormonism gathers key essays by leading scholars on the history, foundational ideas and practices, and worldwide expansion of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints The ideal introduction to Mormonism, this choice sampler provides a selective overview of what many historians consider the most innovative and successful religion to emerge during the s Mormons and Mormonism gathers key essays by leading scholars on the history, foundational ideas and practices, and worldwide expansion of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints The ideal introduction to Mormonism, this choice sampler provides a selective overview of what many historians consider the most innovative and successful religion to emerge during the spiritual ferment of antebellum America This volume explains how the earliest Mormons viewed their religion and suggests that the Book of Mormon appeared to them as an exciting document of social protest Contributors consider the history of persecution of the Mormons, the church s relationship with the state of Utah and with other divisions of Christianity, and culture clashes in the church s missionary efforts Mormons and Mormonism also places beliefs such as vicarious baptism for the dead in a larger context of community and religious ideals The founding of Mormonism and its rapid emergence as a new world religion are among the most intriguing aspects of American religious history and among the most neglected in the religion classroom This much needed volume lays the groundwork for a better understanding of the LDS Church and its historical and potential impact on the United States and the world.

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    About Eric A. Eliason


    1. Eric Alden Eliason is a writer and professor in the English department at Brigham Young University, where he teaches courses on literature and folklore.


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    1. This collection of essays does the interested reader of Mormonism some serious justice. You will probably want some working knowledge of Mormonism prior to reading this book. And having some prior knowledge of Mormonism, these essays are addressed to some of the major questions one would have of the religion. At least, it addresses many of the questions that I had/have about Mormonism.Perhaps the greatest trait of the book is that some of the essays are directed at general stereotypes of Mormoni [...]

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    2. As most reviewers have already noted, readers will probably need a little background information on Mormonism to get the most out of this book. However, this could be a good introduction for those who are willing to learn as they go. While there is a spectrum of articles in this collection, they are mostly favorable but not flattering. I found the articles by Teryl Givens, Grant Underwood, and Jan Shipps particularly engaging. But many of them are very good. For those unfamiliar with Rodney Star [...]

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    3. Critical but fair essays on the LDS church. Good read for academics and believers alike, but probably won't work into your next priesthood quorum lesson (which is definitely not a challenge)

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