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Although often regarded as marginal or obscure, Mormonism is a significant American religious minority, numerically and politically. The successes and struggles of this U.S. born religion reveal much about how religion operates in U.S. society. Mormonism: The Basics introduces the teachings, practices, evolution, and internal diversity of this movement, whose cultural icons range from Mitt Romney to the Twilight saga, from young male missionaries in white shirts and ties to polygamous women in pastel prairie dresses. This is the first introductory text on Mormonism that tracks not only the mainstream LDS but also two other streams within the movement―the liberalized RLDS and the polygamous Fundamentalists―thus showing how Mormons have pursued different approaches to defining their identity and their place in society. The book addresses these questions. Are Mormons Christian, and why does it matter? How have Mormons worked out their relationship to the state? How have Mormons diverged in their thinking about gender and sexuality? How do rituals and regulations shape Mormon lives? What types of sacred spaces have Mormons created? What strategies have Mormons pursued to establish a global presence? Mormonism: The Basics is an ideal introduction for anyone wanting to understand this religion within its primarily American but increasingly globalized contexts.

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9781138020474 | Routledge, January 8, 2017, cover price $115.00 | About this edition: Although often regarded as marginal or obscure, Mormonism is a significant American religious minority, numerically and politically.

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9781138020481 | Reprint edition (Routledge, January 8, 2017), cover price $24.95

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Product Description: The only temple completed by Mormonism's founder, Joseph Smith Jr., the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio, receives 30,000 Mormon pilgrims every year. Though the site is sacred to all Mormons, the temple’s religious significance and the space itself are contested by rival Mormon dominations: its owner, the relatively liberal Community of Christ, and the larger Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...read more

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9780252038488 | Univ of Illinois Pr, May 12, 2014, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: The only temple completed by Mormonism's founder, Joseph Smith Jr.

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9780252079986 | Univ of Illinois Pr, May 12, 2014, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: The only temple completed by Mormonism's founder, Joseph Smith Jr.

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