Mormonism in Transition: A History of the Latter-Day Saints, 1890-1930

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University of Illinois Press, 1996 - Religion - 399 pages
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A classic study of an influential American religion....Provides both the specialist in religion and the general reader with a thoughtful history of this complex religion.
  

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Review: Mormonism in Transition: A History of the Latter-day Saints, 1890-1930

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A valuable book which covers in detail some fascinating topics only covered in passing in other books. However, there are some truly dull parts, and the author's writing style tends to conceal the ... Read full review

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Contents

The 1890s and the Challenge to the Mormon World View
3
The Search for a Pluralistic Political System 19001911
16
The Politics of Change and Reconciliation 191230
37
Recurrent Encounters with Plural Marriage
60
The Temporal Kingdom
74
Administrative Modernization 19001918
93
New Directions in Church Administration 191830
116
The Church Auxiliary Organizations
125
The Church and Its Missions
212
Reshaping the Latterday Saint Image
239
The Adoption of a New Interpretation of the Word of Wisdom
258
Definition and Explication of Church Doctrine
272
Epilogue
307
Appendix
311
Notes
317
Selected Bibliography
371

Definition of a Role for the Church Educational System
157
Cooperation and Individualism in Mormon Society
180

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About the author (1996)

Thomas G. Alexander is Lemuel Hardison Redd Jr. Professor of Western American History at Brigham Young University.

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