Mormon Quest for Glory The Religious World of the Latter-Day Saints

ISBN-10: 0199737622
ISBN-13: 9780199737628
Edition: 2013
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List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 7/15/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 402
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has 6 million members in the United States today (and 13 million worldwide). Yet, while there has been extensive study of Mormon history, comparatively little scholarly attention has been paid to contemporary Mormons. The best sociological studyof Mormon life, Thomas O'Dea's The Mormons, is now over fifty years old. What is it like to be a Mormon in America today? Melvyn Hammarberg attempts to answer this question by offering an ethnography of contemporary Mormons. In The Mormon Quest for Glory Hammarberg examines Mormon history, rituals, social organization, family connections, gender roles, artistic traditions, use of media, and missionary work. He writes as a sympathetic outsider who has studied Mormon life for decades, and strives to explain the religiousworld of the Latter-Day Saints through the lens of their own spiritual understanding. Drawing on a survey, participant observation, interviews, focus groups, attendance at religious gatherings, diaries, church periodicals, lesson manuals, and other church literature, Hammarberg aims to present acomprehensive picture of the religious world of the Latter-Day Saints.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Religious Culture of the Latter-day Saints
The Life Plan of the Latter-day Saints
Becoming a Latter-day Saint
I Am a Child of God
Choose the Right
We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet
For the Strength of Youth
Endowed from on High
Preach My Gospel
Becoming a Convert
Celestial Marriage: A New and Everlasting Covenant
Disciplinary Councils
Lives of Service
'Til We Meet Again
References
Scriptural References
Index

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