Contemporary Mormonism: Social Science Perspectives
Marie Cornwall, Tim B. Heaton, Lawrence Alfred Young
University of Illinois Press, 2001 - Religion - 367 pages
This collection of sociological essays focusing exclusively on Mormons offers refreshing new perspectives not only on Mormonism but also on the nature of successful religious movements, secularization and assimilation, church growth, patriarchy and gender roles, and other topics. This first paperback edition includes a new introduction assessing the current state of Mormon scholarship and the effect of the globalization of the LDS Church on scholarly research about Mormonism.
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Modernization and Mormon Growth The Secularization Thesis Revisted
Refuge and Retrenchment The Mormon Quest for Identity
Confronting Turbulent Environments Issues in the Organizational Growth and Globalization of Mormonism
Making Saints In the Early Days and the Latter Days
In Search of a Peculiar People Are Mormon Families Really Different?
Religion and Adolescent Drug Use A Comparison of Mormons and Other Religions
Religion and Mental Health Mormons and Other Groups
Sustaining a Lay Religion in Modern Society The Mormon Missionary Experience
Gringo Jeringo Anglo Mormon Missionary Culture in Bolivia
The Institutional Role of Mormon Women
Dealing with Social Change The Mormon Churchs Response to Change in Womens Roles
Mormons and Indians Beliefs Policies Programs and Practices
Secularization or Sacralization The Change in LDS Church Policy on Blacks
Black Mormon Converts in the United States and Africa Social Characteristics and Perceived Acceptance
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