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The Resource A peculiar people : anti-Mormonism and the making of religion in nineteenth-century America, J. Spencer Fluhman

A peculiar people : anti-Mormonism and the making of religion in nineteenth-century America, J. Spencer Fluhman

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A peculiar people : anti-Mormonism and the making of religion in nineteenth-century America
Title
A peculiar people
Title remainder
anti-Mormonism and the making of religion in nineteenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
J. Spencer Fluhman
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Language
eng
Summary
Though the U.S. Constitution guarantees the free exercise of religion, it does not specify what counts as a religion. From its founding in the 1830s, Mormonism, a homegrown American faith, drew thousands of converts but far more critics. In A Peculiar People, J. Spencer Fluhman offers a comprehensive history of anti-Mormon thought and the associated passionate debates about religious authenticity in nineteenth-century America. He argues that understanding anti-Mormonism provides critical insight into the American psyche because Mormonism became a potent symbol around which ideas about religion and the state took shape. - Jacket flap
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10156113
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DLC
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Fluhman, J. Spencer
Dewey number
289.309/034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX8645
LC item number
.F58 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Mormon Church
  • Mormon Church
  • United States
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anti-Mormonism and the making of religion in nineteenth-century America
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A peculiar people : anti-Mormonism and the making of religion in nineteenth-century America, J. Spencer Fluhman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-218) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On familiarity and contempt -- Religious liberty as an American problem -- "Impostor" : the Mormon prophet. Authenticity and disestablishment ; Interlopers in the Protestant historical pantheon ; Counterfeiters of faith and currency -- "Delusion" : early Mormon religiosity. Mormon spirituality and the threat of enthusiasm ; Religion, madness, and the search for rational faith ; Enlightened Christianity and the problem of Mormon evidence -- "Fanaticism" : the church as (un)holy city. The political burden of the Mormon gathering ; The discovery of a Mormon theology ; The politics of expulsion -- "Barbarism" : rhetorics of alienation. Empire(s) in the West ; The problem of Mormon whiteness ; Mormon women, the ungrateful objects of American pity -- "Heresy" : Americanizing the American religion. Mormonism in the crowd of world religions ; Textbook Mormons and the weight of Mormon history ; Mormonism (almost) defanged
Control code
895889
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780807835715
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012004089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021202286
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807835715
  • (OCoLC)778244920
Label
A peculiar people : anti-Mormonism and the making of religion in nineteenth-century America, J. Spencer Fluhman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On familiarity and contempt -- Religious liberty as an American problem -- "Impostor" : the Mormon prophet. Authenticity and disestablishment ; Interlopers in the Protestant historical pantheon ; Counterfeiters of faith and currency -- "Delusion" : early Mormon religiosity. Mormon spirituality and the threat of enthusiasm ; Religion, madness, and the search for rational faith ; Enlightened Christianity and the problem of Mormon evidence -- "Fanaticism" : the church as (un)holy city. The political burden of the Mormon gathering ; The discovery of a Mormon theology ; The politics of expulsion -- "Barbarism" : rhetorics of alienation. Empire(s) in the West ; The problem of Mormon whiteness ; Mormon women, the ungrateful objects of American pity -- "Heresy" : Americanizing the American religion. Mormonism in the crowd of world religions ; Textbook Mormons and the weight of Mormon history ; Mormonism (almost) defanged
Control code
895889
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780807835715
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012004089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021202286
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807835715
  • (OCoLC)778244920

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