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Contemporary Mormonism: Social Science…

Contemporary Mormonism: Social Science Perspectives (1994)

by Marie Cornwall (Editor), Tim B. Heaton (Editor), Lawrence A. Young (Editor)

Other authors: Stan L. Albrecht (Contributor), Stephen J. Bahr (Contributor), Allen E. Bergin (Contributor), Bruce A. Chadwick (Contributor), Marie Cornwall (Contributor)20 more, Kristen L. Goodman (Contributor), Tim B. Heaton (Contributor), Thomas B. Holman (Contributor), Trina Louise Hope (Contributor), Laurence R. Iannaccone (Contributor), Cardell K. Jacobson (Contributor), Paul H. Jenkins (Contributor), David Clark Knowlton (Contributor), E. Dale LeBaron (Contributor), Armand L. Mauss (Contributor), Mary Lou McNamara (Contributor), Carrie A. Miles (Contributor), Keith Parry (Contributor), I. Reed Payne (Contributor), Gary Shepherd (Contributor), Gordon Shepherd (Contributor), Jan Shipps (Contributor), Rodney Stark (Contributor), William A. Wilson (Contributor), Lawrence A. Young (Contributor)

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Cornwall, MarieEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Heaton, Tim B.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Young, Lawrence A.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Albrecht, Stan L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bahr, Stephen J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bergin, Allen E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chadwick, Bruce A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cornwall, MarieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Goodman, Kristen L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Heaton, Tim B.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Holman, Thomas B.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hope, Trina LouiseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Iannaccone, Laurence R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jacobson, Cardell K.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jenkins, Paul H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Knowlton, David ClarkContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
LeBaron, E. DaleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mauss, Armand L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McNamara, Mary LouContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Miles, Carrie A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Parry, KeithContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Shepherd, GaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shepherd, GordonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shipps, JanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stark, RodneyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilson, William A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Young, Lawrence A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Contents of 2001 edition:

Introduction to the Paperback Edition / Marie Cornwall


Introduction: Toward a Sociological Analysis of Mormonism / Marie Cornwall

Part 1: Church Growth and Institutional Change
1. Modernization and Mormon Growth: The Secularization Thesis Revisited / Rodney Stark
2. Refuge and Retrenchment: The Mormon Quest for Identity / Armand L. Mauss
3. Confronting Turbulent Environments: Issues in the Organizational Growth and Globalization of Mormonism / Lawrence A. Young
4. Making Saints: In the Early Days and the Latter Days / Jan Shipps

Part 2: Mormon Society and Culture
5. In Search of a Peculiar People: Are Mormon Families Really Different? / Tim B. Heaton, Kristen L. Goodman, Thomas B. Holman
6. Religion and Adolescent Drug Use: A Comparison of Mormons and Other Religions / Stephen J. Bahr
7. Religion and Mental Health: Mormons and Other Groups / Allen E. Bergin, I. Reed Payne, Paul H. Jenkins, Marie Cornwall

Part 3: The Mormon Missionary Experience
8. Sustaining a Lay Religion in Modern Society: The Mormon Missionary Experience / Gordon Shepherd, Gary Shepherd
9. The Mormon Missionary Companionship / Keith Parry
10. Powers of Heaven and Hell: Mormon Missionary Narratives as Instruments of Socialization and Social Control / William A. Wilson
11. "Gringo, Jeringo": Anglo Mormon Missionary Culture in Bolivia / David Knowlton

Part 4: Women and Minorities
12. The Institutional Role of Mormon Women / Marie Cornwall
13. Dealing with Social Change: The Mormon Church's Response to Change in Women's Roles / Laurence R. Iannaccone, Carrie A. Miles
14. Mormons and Indians: Beliefs, Policies, Programs and Practices / Bruce A. Chadwick, Stan L. Albrecht
15. Secularization or Sacralization: The Change in LDS Church Policy on Blacks / Mary Lou McNamara
16. Black Mormon Converts in the United States and Africa: Social Characteristics and Perceived Acceptance / Cardell K. Jacobson, Tim B. Heaton, E. Dale LeBaron, Trina Louise Hope

Epilogue / Lawrence A. Young


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"Contemporary Mormonism" is the first collection of sociological essays to focus exclusively on Mormons. Featuring the work of the major scholars conducting social science research on Mormons today, this volume offers refreshing new perspectives not only on Mormonism but also on the nature of successful religious movements, secularization and assimilation, church growth, patriarchy and gender roles, and other topics. This first paperback edition includes a new introduction assessing the current state of Mormon scholarship and the effect of the globalization of the LDS Church on scholarly research about Mormonism.

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