Mormon America - Rev. Ed. (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Religion - 504 pages
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Who Are the Mormons?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

  • Has over 12.5 million members worldwide and is one of the fastest-growing and most centrally controlled U.S.-based religions
  • Is by far the richest religion in the United States per capita, with $25 to $30 billion in estimated assets and $5 to $6 billion more in estimated annual income
  • Boasts such influential members as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and presidential candidate Mitt Romney
  

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Contents

Sealed with Blood
1
A Very American Gospel
20
The American Exodus
38
Polygamy Then and Now
56
Redefining the Kingdom of God
77
Almost Mainstream
95
Mormons Inc
116
Some Latterday Stars
133
Two by Two
207
Saintly Indoctrination
224
Faithful History
242
The Gold Bible
264
Discovering Plain and Precious Things
284
How God Came to Be God
300
Are Mormons Christians? Are NonMormons Christians?
319
Rivals and Antagonists
340

The Power Pyramid
151
Families Forever
163
A Peculiar People
177
Rituals Sacred and Secret
188
Dissenters and Exiles
357
Mormonism in the Twentyfirst Century
379
Joseph Smiths King Follett Discourse
395
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About the author (2009)

Richard N. Ostling, a religion writer for the Associated Press, was formerly senior correspondent for Time magazine, where he wrote twenty-three cover stories and was the religion writer for many years. He has also covered religion for the CBS Radio Network and the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS-TV.

Joan K. Ostling, a freelance writer and editor, was formerly a writer and editor for the U.S. Information Agency in Washington, D.C., a reporter for the Press Publications newspaper chain in Chicago, and an English and journalism professor.

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