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Mormons in America (Claudia Lauper Bushman Richard Lyman Bushman) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 1998) 9780195106770
Mormons in America (Claudia Lauper Bushman Richard Lyman Bushman) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 1998) 9780195106770
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Title: Mormons in America

Author: Bushman, Claudia Lauper Richard Lyman Bushman

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 1998

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780195106770

Volumes: 1; Pages: 144

List Price in Cloth: $32.95 Our price: $29.99

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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.
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