Mormon Lives: A Year in the Elkton Ward

Front Cover
University of Illinois Press, May 1, 1993 - Religion - 376 pages
0 Reviews
This pathbreaking cultural study is a candid portrayal of what it's like to be Mormon. Mormon Lives presents oral histories of more than one hundred church members from a diverse congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Maryland and Delaware and places them within narratives about church activities during a typical year. These ordinary ward members reflect on agreements and disagreements with church practices, women's responsibilities, the role of missionary work in the growth of the church, interactions within the congregation, and personal testimonies. The book presents a dramatic portrait of life in the Elkton Ward, a microcosm of the Mormon Church outside Utah and a more typical Mormon way of life-far from the center of the church-than that ordinarily depicted.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

The Relief Societys Opening Social
21
The Primary Program
51
The Baptism of Three Children
75
Copyright

11 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

Aaronic priesthood always Angel Moroni anti-Mormon asked associate's degree baptism baptized basketball Bishop Bushman bishop's storehouse blessing Bob Pierce Bonnie Arnold Book of Mormon boys branch president Brigham Young University Cal Tech California called came can't Castle County Castle Ward Cecil County celestial kingdom choir come couldn't counselor Craig Morris Cub Scouts Dan Harding daugh David Shepherd degrees of glory Delaware didn't Doctrine and Covenants don't Du Pont Eagle Scouts Easter egg Elders Elkton Branch Elkton Ward eternal marriage Fast offering fast Sunday father feel felt fondant Frank Crowe French horn Gary Johnston girls golden plates gospel Grant Robison hard he's high school Hill Cumorah pageant Hockessin Holly Hall home teaching homemaking Hugh Nibley husband I'll I've Idaho It's Jehovah's Witnesses Jesus Christ joined the church Joseph Smith kids knew Latter-day Saint live married Maryland Matt Burke Matthew Burke Melchizedek priesthood Mia Maid Michael Wheeler mission mission president missionaries months mother moved never Newark parents patriarchal blessing Pennsylvania polygamy prayed prayer priesthood priesthood blessing Primary problems Provo Quorum Quorum president Randy Pierce Relief Society Relief Society president Richard Bushman Ricks College Rob Crowe Robert Hansen sacrament meeting Salt Lake City Salt Lake Temple sister something Spencer Kimball stake center stake high council stake president started Sunday school talk teacher temple temple garments temple recommend that's there's they're things Thomas Hearne Thomas Robinson thought tithing told University of Delaware University of Utah Utah Varsity Scout visiting teaching wards and branches wasn't Wayne Larsen Wayne Morris we're week went Wilmington Wilmington Branch women Word of Wisdom you're young

Bibliographic information