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What is Mormonism?

A Student's Introduction

By Patrick Q. Mason

© 2017 – Routledge

266 pages

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About the Book

What is Mormonism? A Student’s Introduction is an easy-to-read and informative overview of the religion founded by Joseph Smith in 1830. This short and lively book covers Mormonism’s history, core beliefs, rituals, and devotional practices, as well as the impact on the daily lives of its followers. The book focuses on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Salt Lake City-based church that is the largest and best-known expression of Mormonism, whilst also exploring lesser known churches that claim descent from Smith’s original revelations.

Designed for undergraduate religious studies and history students, What is Mormonism? provides a reliable and easily digestible introduction to a steadily growing religion that continues to befuddle even learned observers of American religion and culture.

Reviews

An eminently readable introduction to a religious tradition many Americans have found baffling. What Is Mormonism? is the ideal guide for students, teachers, and others seeking to make sense of the doctrines, rituals, culture, and history of the LDS Church. John G. Turner, George Mason University, USA

This book represents the pinnacle of scholarly works in contemporary Mormon Studies and highlights the "New Mormon History" approach so desperately needed in the field.By adding to the historical narrative with numerous contemporary challenges faced by the Mormon community, Mason brings the lived religion of Mormonism to light more effectively than any other book on Mormonism. Joel Stoker, Elmira College, USA

Table of Contents

List of figures

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1 A Week in the Life of a Mormon Family

Chapter 2 Visions

Chapter 3 Gatherings

Chapter 4 Recalibrations

Chapter 5 Scriptures

Chapter 6 Authorities

Chapter 7 Beliefs

Chapter 8 Practices

Chapter 9 Globalization

Chapter 10 Mormonisms

Epilogue

About the Author

Patrick Q. Mason is Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies and Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Claremont Graduate University, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REL000000
RELIGION / General