What is Mormonism? A Student's Introduction is an easy-to-read and informative overview of the religion founded by Joseph Smith in 1830. This short and lively book covers Mormonism's history, core beliefs, rituals, and devotional practices, as well as the impact on the daily lives of its followers. The book focuses on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Salt Lake City-based church that is the largest and best-known expression of Mormonism, whilst also exploring lesser known churches that claim descent from Smith's original revelations.
Designed for undergraduate religious studies and history students, What is Mormonism? provides a reliable and easily digestible introduction to a steadily growing religion that continues to befuddle even learned observers of American religion and culture.
Patrick Q. Mason is Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies and Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Claremont Graduate University, USA.
List of figures Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1 A Week in the Life of a Mormon Family Chapter 2 Visions Chapter 3 Gatherings Chapter 4 Recalibrations Chapter 5 Scriptures Chapter 6 Authorities Chapter 7 Beliefs Chapter 8 Practices Chapter 9 Globalization Chapter 10 Mormonisms Epilogue