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The Resource Mormonism : a very short introduction, Richard Lyman Bushman

Mormonism : a very short introduction, Richard Lyman Bushman

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Mormonism : a very short introduction
Title
Mormonism
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Richard Lyman Bushman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Beginning with a handful of members in 1830, the church that Joseph Smith founded has grown into a world-wide organization with over 12 million adherents, playing prominent roles in politics, sports, entertainment, and business. Yet they are an oddity. They are considered wholesome, conservative, and friendly on one hand, and clannish, weird, and self-righteous on the other. Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction explains who Mormons are: what they believe and how they live their lives. Written by Richard Lyman Bushman, an eminent historian and practicing Mormon, this compact, informative volume ranges from the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the contentious issues of contemporary Mormonism. Bushman argues that Joseph Smith still serves as the Mormons' Moses. Their everyday religious lives are still rooted in his conceptions of true Christianity. They seek revelation to solve life's problems just as he did. They believe the authority to seal families together for eternity was restored through him. They understand their lives as part of a spiritual journey that started in a "council in heaven" before the world began just as he taught. Bushman's account also describes the tensions and sorrows of Mormon life. How are Mormons to hold on to their children in a world of declining moral standards and rampant disbelief? How do rational, educated Mormons stand up to criticisms of their faith? How do single Mormons fare in a church that emphasizes family life? The book also examines polygamy, the various Mormon scriptures, and the renegade fundamentalists who tarnish the LDS image when in fact they're not members. In a time when Mormons such as Mitt Romney and Harry Reid are playing prominent roles in American society, this engaging introduction enables readers to judge for themselves how Mormon teachings shape the character of believers
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DLC
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Bushman, Richard L
Dewey number
289.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX8635.3
LC item number
.B87 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
183
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Mormon Church
Label
Mormonism : a very short introduction, Richard Lyman Bushman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-123) and index
Contents
Revelation -- Zion -- Priesthood -- Cosmology -- Nineteenth-century Utah -- Mormon world -- Appendix: Articles of faith
Control code
ocn179802646
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xiii, 130 p.
Isbn
9780195310306
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007044444
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)179802646
Label
Mormonism : a very short introduction, Richard Lyman Bushman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-123) and index
Contents
Revelation -- Zion -- Priesthood -- Cosmology -- Nineteenth-century Utah -- Mormon world -- Appendix: Articles of faith
Control code
ocn179802646
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xiii, 130 p.
Isbn
9780195310306
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007044444
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)179802646

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