The Mormon People: The Making of an American Faith

The Mormon People: The Making of an American Faith


“From one of many brightest of the recent iteration of Mormon-studies students comes a crisp, attractive account of the religion’s history.”—The Wall highway Journal
 
With Mormonism at the nation’s radar as by no means sooner than, non secular historian Matthew Bowman has written an important publication that pulls again the curtain on greater than a hundred and eighty years of Mormon background and doctrine. He recounts the church’s origins and explains how the Mormon imaginative and prescient has evolved—and with it the esteem during which Mormons were held within the eyes in their countrymen. trendy at the one hand as hardworking paragons of family members values, Mormons have additionally been derided as oddballs and persecuted as polygamists, heretics, and zealots. where of Mormonism in public lifestyles keeps to generate heated debate, but the religion hasn't ever been extra well known. one of many fastest-growing religions on this planet, it keeps an uneasy experience of its dating with the most line of yankee culture.
 
Mormons would definitely play an excellent better function in American civic existence within the years forward. The Mormon People comes as an important addition to the corpus of yank non secular history—a frank and balanced demystification of a religion that is still a secret for many.
 
“Fascinating and fair-minded . . . a sweeping soup-to-nuts primer on Mormonism.”—The Boston Globe
 
“A cogent, sensible, and critical account of a religion that has been a massive point in American background yet remained unusually misunderstood.”—Michael Beschloss
 
“A thorough, stimulating rendering of the Mormon prior and present.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“[A] shrewdpermanent, lucid history.”—Tom Brokaw

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