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Mormon America The Power and the Promise

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ISBN-10: 0060663723

ISBN-13: 9780060663728

Edition: 2000 (Reprint)

Authors: Richard N. Ostling, Joan K. Ostling

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The Ostlings reveal fascinating information on Mormon economic wealth and power in this thorough and even-handed account of America's fastest growing and most prosperous religious movement.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/19/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188

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
About the Authors
Index