The Mormon Quest for Glory

The Religious World of the Latter-Day Saints

Author: Melvyn Hammarberg

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199737622

Category: Religion

Page: 402

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What is it like to be a Mormon in America today? Melvyn Hammarberg attempts to answer this question in The Mormon Quest for Glory by offering an ethnography of contemporary Mormons.
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Religion

What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters

Author: Christian Smith

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400887984

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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A groundbreaking new theory of religion Religion remains an important influence in the world today, yet the social sciences are still not adequately equipped to understand and explain it. This book builds on recent developments in science, theory, and philosophy to advance an innovative theory of religion that goes beyond the problematic theoretical paradigms of the past. Drawing on the philosophy of critical realism and personalist social theory, Christian Smith answers key questions about the nature, powers, workings, appeal, and future of religion. He defines religion in a way that resolves myriad problems and ambiguities in past accounts, explains the kinds of causal influences religion exerts in the world, and examines the key cognitive process that makes religion possible. Smith explores why humans are religious in the first place—uniquely so as a species—and offers an account of secularization and religious innovation and persistence that breaks the logjam in which so many religion scholars have been stuck for so long. Certain to stimulate debate and inspire promising new avenues of scholarship, Religion features a wealth of illustrations and examples that help to make its concepts accessible to readers. This superbly written book brings sound theoretical thinking to a perennially thorny subject, and a new vitality and focus to its study.
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Quest for refuge

the Mormon flight from American pluralism

Author: Marvin S. Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Mormonism: A Historical Encyclopedia

A Historical Encyclopedia

Author: W. Paul Reeve,Ardis E. Parshall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598841084

Category: Religion

Page: 449

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Covering its historic development, important individuals, and central ideas and issues, this encyclopedia offers broad historical coverage of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. • 140 entries on individuals, places, events, and issues • An overview section of six essays tracing the history of Mormonism from Joseph Smith's vision to years of global expansion that began in the mid-20th century • 50 contributors who are among the world's foremost scholars on the Mormon religion and its history • A chronology of Mormonism from its beginnings in upstate New York to its current status as a globalized church headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah • A bibliography of the latest scholarship on Mormon history
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Quest for Empire

The Politicial Kingdom of God and the Council of Fifty in Mormon History

Author: Klaus J. Hansen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Kingdom of God (Mormon theology)

Page: 237

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Behold his glory

daily meditations for adults on the beauty and meaning of Christ's life

Author: William G. Johnsson

Publisher: Review & Herald Pub Assn

ISBN: 9780828005388

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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Mormonism and the Nature of God

A Theological Evolution, 1830-1915

Author: Kurt Widmer

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 209

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Until the latter part of the twentieth century, Mormonism has been presented in scholarly reconstructions as a religion that has not changed significantly from its beginnings, that presently held beliefs existed as a central core of doctrine at the church's founding in 1830. The author argues, instead, that the development of Mormonism has been primarily due to external events, popular, cultural, philosophical, religious and scientific, and that these influences have led to the emergence of several streams of thought that are actually in opposition to the early beliefs of the church. Arguably, Mormonism can be seen as a reflection of the development of American society and culture from the early 1800s to the present. The major aim of this work is to establish a proper chronology for the development of Mormon thought, specifically in its concept of the nature of God. The book contains a comprehensive bibliography and index.
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As a Thief in the Night

The Mormon Quest for Millennial Deliverance

Author: Dan Erickson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 278

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Belief in the approaching Millennium dominated early Mormon theology and behavior. For their first sixty-year history the Latter-day Saints were zealous apocalyptics and frequently encountered trouble with non-Mormons, which they viewed as a necessary conflict prior to Jesus Christ's imminent return. The nineteenth century ended with the church forced to conform to American values and abandoning hope of Christ's return within their lifespans.
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