Leaving the fold: candid conversations with inactive Mormons

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Signature Books, 1999 - Religion - 253 pages
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In the eyes of their church they are lost sheep. They have fond memories of church, but they have reasons for leaving -- which James Ure discovers in these remarkable interviews with eighteen high profile Mormons. The surprising and revealing commentaries are as varied as the people themselves.Politics of gender and politics in general, guilt over unachievable perfection, and an inability to accept the basic tenets of Mormonism are among the thoughtful, often touching expressions by people who left active Mormonism to find their own personal path to salvation and meaning in life.It is Ure's hope that this work will help "active" Mormon neighbors better understand their "wayward" friends.

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Contents

Calvin L Rampton
1
Loneta M Murphy
15
William Mulder
27
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

JAMES W. URE is the author of two non-fiction books, Hawks and Roses and Bait for Trout, Being the Confessions of an Unorthodox Angler. He has written for the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News, as well as for national magazines. He is the recipient of several writing awards; for this book he received grants from the Utah Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts. A University of Utah graduate, he lives in Salt Lake City and works in advertising and marketing.