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The author of the book: Gordon Shepherd
Edition: University of Utah Press,U.S.
Date of issue: 31 Jan 2016
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 370 KB
City - Country: Salt Lake City, United States
Full description of the book A Kingdom Transformed : Early Mormonism and the Modern LDS Church:To survive in an often disapproving society, the LDS Church has made adaptive changes in belief, practice, and organization over time. Gordon and Gary Shepherd elucidate these changes through statistical analyses of the rhetoric found in proceedings of the church's semiannual General Conference. The first edition of A Kingdom Transformed covered the years 1830 to 1979. This new edition revises that work and adds to it by examining the subsequent thirty years of conference talks, revealing what new trends have emerged. Every chapter has been rewritten and updated with theoretical and empirical support from contemporary sources and a new conceptual framework for PDF interpreting findings. Early twentieth-century LDS leaders mainstreamed church doctrines, but by the mid-twentieth century, church authorities began emphasizing a more conservative theology that coincided with an increasingly conservative political orientation. This new edition adds such current issues as the roles of women in the church and of international growth versus member retention.
About the author Gordon ShepherdGordon Shepherd is a professor of sociology at the University of Central Arkansas, USA. Gary Shepherd is Professor Emeritus of sociology at Oakland University in Michigan, USA. The Shepherds (identical twins) have collaborated on a number of scholarly projects over many years, including six books.
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