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By J. Spencer Fluhman

ISBN-10: 1469618850

ISBN-13: 9781469618852

ISBN-10: 1470829304

ISBN-13: 9781470829308

although the U.S. structure promises the loose workout of faith, it doesn't specify what counts as a faith. From its founding within the 1830s, Mormonism, a homegrown American religion, drew millions of converts yet way more critics. In "A atypical People", J. Spencer Fluhman bargains a finished heritage of anti-Mormon idea and the linked passionate debates approximately spiritual authenticity in nineteenth-century the United States. He argues that realizing anti-Mormonism presents severe perception into the yankee psyche simply because Mormonism grew to become a effective image round which principles approximately faith and the nation took form.
Fluhman records how Mormonism used to be defamed, with assaults usually geared toward polygamy, and exhibits how the hot religion provided a social enemy for a public agitated through the preferred press and wracked with social and monetary instability. Taking the tale to the flip of the century, Fluhman demonstrates how Mormonism's personal changes, the results of either selection and out of doors strength, sapped the energy of the worst anti-Mormon vitriol, triggering the reputation of Utah into the Union in 1896 and in addition paving the best way for the dramatic, but nonetheless grudging, reputation of Mormonism as an American religion.

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By J. Spencer Fluhman

ISBN-10: 1469618850

ISBN-13: 9781469618852

ISBN-10: 1470829304

ISBN-13: 9781470829308

although the U.S. structure promises the loose workout of faith, it doesn't specify what counts as a faith. From its founding within the 1830s, Mormonism, a homegrown American religion, drew millions of converts yet way more critics. In "A atypical People", J. Spencer Fluhman bargains a finished heritage of anti-Mormon idea and the linked passionate debates approximately spiritual authenticity in nineteenth-century the United States. He argues that realizing anti-Mormonism presents severe perception into the yankee psyche simply because Mormonism grew to become a effective image round which principles approximately faith and the nation took form.
Fluhman records how Mormonism used to be defamed, with assaults usually geared toward polygamy, and exhibits how the hot religion provided a social enemy for a public agitated through the preferred press and wracked with social and monetary instability. Taking the tale to the flip of the century, Fluhman demonstrates how Mormonism's personal changes, the results of either selection and out of doors strength, sapped the energy of the worst anti-Mormon vitriol, triggering the reputation of Utah into the Union in 1896 and in addition paving the best way for the dramatic, but nonetheless grudging, reputation of Mormonism as an American religion.

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