Mormon America The Power and the Promise

ISBN-10: 0061432954

ISBN-13: 9780061432958

Edition: 2007 (Revised)

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Description: Mormon America portrays Mormons in a way most Mormons will find appealing (if very revealing). NonMormons will be fascinated by Mormons' influence, plans, and way to success. In this first thorough treatment of Mormonism in over 20 years, the Ostlings reveal fascinating new information on the Mormons' vast economic wealth and power, secret ceremonies, dissenters and defectors, and much more. This updated and revised paperback edition will include major highlights, including the presidential run of Mitt Romney, the first major Mormon candidate running for president, and the likely death of president/prophet Hinckley (97), and its effects upon the Mormon community.

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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Richard N. Ostling, a religion writer for the Associated Press, was formerly senior correspondent for Time magazine, where he wrote twenty-three cover stories and was the religion writer for many years.He has also covered religion for the CBS Radio Network and the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS-TV.

Preface
Introduction: A New World Faith
Sealed with Blood
Beginnings: A Very American Gospel
The American Exodus
Polygamy Then and Now
Redefining the Kingdom of God
Almost Mainstream
Mormons, Inc.
Some Latter-day Stars
The Power Pyramid
Families Forever
A Peculiar People
Rituals Sacred and Secret
Two by Two
Saintly Indoctrination
Faithful History
The Gold Bible
Discovering "Plain and Precious Things"
"How God Came to Be God"
Are Mormons Christians? Are Non-Mormons Christians?
Rivals and Antagonists
Dissenters and Exiles
Mormonism in the Twenty-first Century
Joseph Smith's King Follett Discourse
How the Income and Wealth Estimates Were Made
Endnotes
For Further Reading
Index
About the Authors
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