Mormons and Mormonism: An Introduction to an American World Religion

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Eric Alden Eliason
University of Illinois Press, 2001 - Religion - 250 pages
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Eleven professors of religion, history, English, music, and sociology consider the history of the persecution of the Mormons, the church's relationship with Utah's state bureaucracy and with other branches of Christianity, and the culture clash experienced in Mormon missionary work. The essays are s
 

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Contents

Soaring with the Gods Early Mormons and the Eclipse of Religious Pluralism
23
Mormons
47
Is Mormonism Christian? Reflections on a Complicated Question
76
This Great Modern Abomination Orthodoxy and Heresy in American Religion
99
The Populist Vision off Joseph Smith
123
Modern Heaven and a Theology
137
Beyond the Stereotypes Mormon and NonMormon Communities in TwentiethCentury Mormondom
147
Utah and the Mormons A Symbiotic Relationship
164
Noble Savages
180
Mormonism Millenarianism and Modernity
200
The Basis off Mormon Success A Theoretical Application
207
Contributors
243
Index
245
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Eric A. Eliason, Springville, Utah, is professor of folklore at Brigham Young University. He has published on hunting, as well as Caribbean, military, Mormon, Russian, English, Afghan, American, Mexican, and biblical cultural traditions. His books include "Wild Games: Hunting and Fishing Traditions in North America" with Dennis Cutchins, "Latter-day Lore: Mormon Folklore Studies" with Tom Mould, and "Black Velvet Art" with Scott Squire (published by University Press of Mississippi).

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