Building the Kingdom A History of Mormons in America

ISBN-10: 0195150228
ISBN-13: 9780195150223
Edition: 2001
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List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/27/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Mormonism is one of the world's fastest growing religions, doubling its membership every 15 years. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the formal denomination of the Mormon church) is now 10 million strong, with more than half of its membership coming from outside the United States. More than 88 million copies of The Book of Mormon have been printed, and it has been translated into more than 50 languages. Mormons in America tells the tumultuous story of this religious group, from its humble origins in small-town New York State in 1830 to its present heyday. Claudia and Richard Bushman introduce us to charismatic leaders like Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, go deep behind Mormon rites and traditions, take us along the adventurous trail of the Mormon pioneers into the West, evoke the momentous erection of Salt Lake City in the desert, and draw us into the dozens of skirmishes, verbal attacks, and court battles between Mormons and their neighbors, other religions, the media, and the American government.

Richard Lyman Bushman is Gouverneur Morris Professor of History emeritus at Columbia University.Reid L. Neilson is assistant professor of church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University.Jed Woodworth is a Ph.D. candidate in American history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Preface
Joseph Smith's First Visions, 1820-30
Zion, 1831-37
Nauvoo, 1838-46
The Westward Trek, 1846-69
Building the Kingdom, 1847-69
Mormon Women, 1831-90
Mormons in the Nation, 1890-1945
The Church Since 1945
Chronology
Further Reading
Index

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