Building the Kingdom: A History of Mormons in America

Paperback | November 15, 2001

byClaudia Lauper Bushman, Richard Lyman Bushman

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Mormonism is one of the world's fastest growing religions, doubling its membership every 15 years. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the formal denomination of the Mormon church) is now 10 million strong, with more than half of its membership coming from outside the UnitedStates. More than 88 million copies of The Book of Mormon have been printed, and it has been translated into more than 50 languages. Mormons in America tells the tumultuous story of this religious group, from its humble origins in small-town New York State in 1830 to its present heyday. Claudia andRichard Bushman introduce us to charismatic leaders like Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, go deep behind Mormon rites and traditions, take us along the adventurous trail of the Mormon pioneers into the West, evoke the momentous erection of Salt Lake City in the desert, and draw us into the dozens ofskirmishes, verbal attacks, and court battles between Mormons and their neighbors, other religions, the media, and the American government.

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Mormonism is one of the world's fastest growing religions, doubling its membership every 15 years. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the formal denomination of the Mormon church) is now 10 million strong, with more than half of its membership coming from outside the UnitedStates. More than 88 million copies of The Book o...

Claudia Lauper Bushman is at Columbia University. Richard Lyman Bushman is at Columbia University (Emeritus).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.43 inPublished:November 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195150228

ISBN - 13:9780195150223

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"Slim and accessible....A must-read for anyone planning to visit Salt Lake City or desiring a succinct history for his or her own erudition."--Gadflyonline.com