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LDS Church Presidency Years, 1985–1994

J. B. Haws (ed.)

in Thunder from the Right: Ezra Taft Benson in Mormonism and Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042256
eISBN:
9780252051081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042256.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers the doctrinal implications of Benson’s LDS church presidency, specifically his emphasis on the Book of Mormon and how it transformed and shaped the contemporary Mormon Church. ... More


Mormons and Same-Sex Marriage: From Era to Prop 8

Neil J. Young

in Out of Obscurity: Mormonism since 1945

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199358212
eISBN:
9780199358250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358212.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The LDS Church gained notice and notoriety for its role in the 2008 passage of California’s Proposition 8, which amended the state’s constitution by restricting marriage to unions between one man and ... More


Minority Mormons and Racial Attitudes

Jana Riess

in The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190885205
eISBN:
9780190938277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885205.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter assesses the long and complex story about Mormonism and race, particularly with respect to African Americans. Until 1978, the LDS Church forbade priesthood ordination to men of African ... More


The Religious Culture of the Latter-day Saints

Melvyn Hammarberg

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199737628
eISBN:
9780199332472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737628.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter one introduces The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in terms of its three-fold mission—to proclaim the gospel …; to perfect the Saints …; and to redeem the dead.” This chapter also ... More


That They All May Be One

Neil J. Young

in We Gather Together: The Religious Right and the Problem of Interfaith Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199738984
eISBN:
9780190262341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738984.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the response of evangelicals, Catholics, and Mormons to the ecumenical movement in mainline Protestantism and the nation’s growing ethos of pluralism. Rather than embracing ... More


Called to Serve: The Missionary Experience

Jana Riess

in The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190885205
eISBN:
9780190938277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885205.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the personal sacrifice that is required of Latter-day Saints (LDS) missionaries, and the deep faith that sees them through tough times; the positive feelings most missionaries ... More


Single Mormons in a Married Church

Jana Riess

in The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190885205
eISBN:
9780190938277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885205.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the journey of many single adult Mormons, wherein the “plan of happiness” they imbibed when they were younger included a partner who never materialized for them in adulthood. ... More


Navigating Religious Practice for a New Generation

Jana Riess

in The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190885205
eISBN:
9780190938277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885205.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the push–pull relationship of behavior and belief in Mormonism. Adherence to expected behaviors, like sexual abstinence before marriage and keeping the religion's strict dietary ... More


Rainbow Fault Lines: LGBT Inclusion

Jana Riess

in The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190885205
eISBN:
9780190938277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885205.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter details the evolving views on homosexuality within Latter-day Saints. For most younger Mormons now who are gay, acceptance is slightly more likely than it was even in the recent past. ... More


Fascinating and Happy: Mormon Women, the LDS Church, and the Politics of Sexual Conservatism

Neil J. Young

in Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the Twentieth-Century United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636269
eISBN:
9781469636276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636269.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Religion

In the late 1960s, Jaquie Davison, an Arizona housewife who struggled to find happiness while raising her seven children, enrolled in a Fascinating Womanhood (FW) workshop at her Mormon church ward ... More


International Legal Experience and the Mormon Theology of the State, 1945–2012

Nathan B. Oman

in Out of Obscurity: Mormonism since 1945

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199358212
eISBN:
9780199358250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358212.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

During World War II, the American government imposed rationing and labor controls, and religious proselytizing was far down on the list of priorities. The rapid growth of the LDS Church in the ... More


Conclusion: A Mormonism for the Twenty-first Century

Jana Riess

in The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190885205
eISBN:
9780190938277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885205.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter argues that in the next few years at least, the polarization within Mormonism will continue, in which those who remain in the LDS Church will be ardent believers but those who ... More


Introduction

Patrick Q. Mason

in Out of Obscurity: Mormonism since 1945

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199358212
eISBN:
9780199358250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358212.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Scholarship on Mormonism largely focuses on the events of the nineteenth century, from Joseph Smith’s early visions to the LDS Church’s abandonment of polygamy at the turn of the twentieth century. ... More


Your Sister in the Gospel: The Life of Jane Manning James, a Nineteenth-Century Black Mormon

Quincy D. Newell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199338665
eISBN:
9780190932176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199338665.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In this biography of Jane Elizabeth Manning James, Quincy D. Newell traces the life of a free African American woman who converted to Mormonism in the early 1840s and remained a member of the Church ... More


Out of Obscurity: Mormonism since 1945

Patrick Q. Mason and John G. Turner (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199358212
eISBN:
9780199358250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358212.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the years since 1945, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has grown rapidly in terms of both numbers and public prominence. It now claims some 15 million members worldwide. While most ... More


Foundational Texts of Mormonism

Mark Ashurst-McGee, Robin Jensen, and Sharalyn D. Howcroft (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190274375
eISBN:
9780190274405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190274375.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the 1970s Mormon historian Dean C. Jessee began carefully studying the letters and other papers of Joseph Smith, the founding prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Since that ... More


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