Mormonism for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0764571958
ISBN-13: 9780764571954
Edition: 2005
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Description: Get the facts on temples, tithing, missions, and caffeine Mormon doctrines, rituals, and history, demystified at last! Mormonism, or the LDS Church, is one of the world's fastest growing religions. But unless you were raised a Mormon, you  More...

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List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/25/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Get the facts on temples, tithing, missions, and caffeine Mormon doctrines, rituals, and history, demystified at last! Mormonism, or the LDS Church, is one of the world's fastest growing religions. But unless you were raised a Mormon, you probably don't have a clear picture of LDS beliefs and practices. Covering everything from Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon to tithing and family home evening, this friendly guide will get you up to speed in no time. Discover: How the LDS Church differs from other Christian churches What Mormons believe What happens in Mormon temples and meetinghouses The history of the LDS Church LDS debates on race, women, and polygamy

Elizabeth F. Caldwell is Associate Dean for Advising and Formation and the Harold Blake Walker Professor of Pastoral Theology at McCormick Theological Seminary. A noted Christian educator and author, she was an editor for the Common English Bible translation.Jana Riess is Acquisitions Editor with Westminster John Knox Press. The author or editor of nine books, her most recent work is Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor.

Jana Riess, PhD, is the Religion Book Review Editor for Publishers Weekly magazine and is also the author of The Spiritual Traveler: Boston and New England (HiddenSpring) and What Would Buffy Do?: The Vampire Slayer as Spiritual Guide (Jossey-Bass). She holds degrees in religion from Wellesley College and Princeton Theological Seminary, and a PhD in American religious history from Columbia University. She is frequently interviewed by the media on trends in religion and publishing. A convert to the LDS Church, Riess has spoken at Brigham Young University Women's Conference and other Mormon gatherings, as well as professional conferences. She lives in Kentucky with her husband and daughter.Christopher Kimball Bigelow is the great-great-great-grandson of a Mormon apostle who had more than 40 wives. He served an LDS mission in Melbourne, Australia, and worked as an editor at the LDS Church's official Ensign magazine. A graduate of Emerson College and Brigham Young University, Bigelow cofounded and edited the Mormon literary magazine Irreantum and the satirical Mormon newspaper The Sugar Beet, and he's working on a memoir and a novel. A Hodgkin's disease survivor and the oldest of ten siblings, he lives with his wife and four children in Provo, Utah. You can reach him at chrisbigelow@gmail.com.

Introduction
What the Mormon Faith Is All About
A New World Religion
The Mormon Plan of Salvation
Heavenly Parents, Savior, and Holy Ghost
Restoring the Priesthood and the Church
Together Forever: The Eternal Importance of Family
Eternal Rituals and Endless Meetings
Welcome to the Meetinghouse!
Sacred, Not Secret: Inside Mormon Temples
In and around Church Headquarters
Holy Books and Sacred History
The Bible and the Book of Mormon
Mormonism's Other Scriptures
Searching for a Home
Moving on to Utah with Brigham Young
Building the Kingdom in Utah
Mormonism Today
Called to Serve: Missionaries and International Growth
Hot-Button Issues for Mormons
Sacrificing on Earth to Receive Blessings in Heaven.1
Connecting with God and Each Other
In the World but Not of the World
The Part of Tens
Ten Famous Mormons
Quick Answers to Ten Common Questions About Mormonism
Ten Mormon Places to Visit
Index

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