Claudia Bushman, a third-generation Mormon and recognized religious scholar, sheds light on the everyday lives and practices of contemporary Mormons, painting a vivid picture of what it means to be Mormon in the modern world. Bushman draws on interviews and recent church documents, as well as a solid historical background, to critically look at one of America's largest, but least understood, denominations.
Claudia L. Bushman is professor of American studies at Columbia University and the author of Mormons in America and Building the Kingdom: A History of Mormons in America.
1 Chapter 1. Encountering the Mormons 2 Chapter 2. Identity, Beliefs, and Organization 3 Chapter 3. Families 4 Chapter 4. The Missionary Experience and the International Church 5 Chapter 5. Templates and Genealogy Chapter 6. Race, Ethnicity, and Class 7 Chapter 7. Gender and Orientation 8 Chapter 8. The Public Faces of Mormonism 9 Chapter 9. The Intellectual Activities of Recent Years 10 Chapter 10. The City of Zion 11 Chapter 11. The Church at One Hundred Seventy-Five 12 Chronology 13 Notes 14 Index