The Palgrave Handbook of Global Mormonism

Editors: Shepherd, R. Gordon, Shepherd, A. Gary and Cragun, Ryan T.
Publication Year: 2020
Publisher: Macmillan Publisher Int'l Ltd.

ISBN: 978-3-030-52615-3
Category: Religion & Theology - Christianity
Image Count: 33
Book Status: Pending
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Provides an up-to-date, accurate, and nuanced picture of Mormonism, gives readers a clear idea of where and how the LDS faith has penetrated national and cultural boundaries, and includes chapters addressing LGBTQ and minority issues in Mormonism.

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Table of Contents

  • Part I. Foundations of a New Religious Tradition
  • Global Mormonism: A Historical Overview - Colleen McDannell
  • The Evolving Ecclesiastical Organization of an International Lay Church - Gregory A. Prince
  • The Gathering of Scattered Israel: The Missionary Enterprise of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Ronald E. Bartholomew
  • Geographical Diffusion and Growth Patterns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Since World War II - Samuel M. Otterstrom and Brandon S. Plewe
  • Part II. Contemporary Concerns and Issues Facing an International Church
  • Pulling Toward Zion: Mormonism in Its Global Dimensions - Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp
  • The Dynamics of LDS Growth in the Twenty-First Century - David G. Stewart, Jr.
  • Vestige of Zion: Mormonism in Utah - Rick Phillips
  • Gender, Belief Level, and Priesthood Authority in the LDS Church - Nancy Ross and Jessica Duckett Finnigan
  • Framing Eternal Sexual Identity in a Shifting Cultural Landscape - Laura Vance and Scott Vance
  • Changing Religious and Social Attitudes of Mormon Millennials in Contemporary American Society - Benjamin R. Knoll and Jana Riess
  • Part III. Living Global Mormonism
  • Mormons in North America, Latin America, the South Pacific, Europe, Africa, and Asia: An Overview - Matthew Martinich
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canada: Historical Milestones and Contemporary Conversations from a Feminist Perspective - Christine L. Cusack
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico - Rex Eugene Cooper and Moroni Spencer Hernández de Olarte
  • Mormons in Peru: Building Temples with Sacred Cornerstones and Holy Drywall - Jason Palmer and David C. Knowlton
  • An Oak Tree Bearing International Fruit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil - Marcus H. Martins
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Islands of the Pacific - Riley M. Moffat and Fred E. Woods
  • Lands of Contrast: Latter-day Saint Societies in New Zealand/Aotearoa and Australia - Ian G. Barber
  • Contemporary Issues for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ireland and the United Kingdom - Alison Halford and Hazel O'Brien
  • Persisting in a Secular Environment: Mormonism in the Low Countries - Walter E. A. van Beek, Ellen Decoo, and Wilfried Decoo
  • Mormons in the Nordic Region - Julie K. Allen and Kim B. Östman
  • The LDS Church in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia - David G. Stewart, Jr.
  • To Recognize One's Face in That of a Foreigner: The Latter-day Saint Experience in West Africa - Russell Stevenson
  • Finding Peace, Claiming Place: Black South African Women Navigating the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Caroline Kline
  • The LDS Church in Contemporary Japan: Failure or Success? - Meagan Rainock and Shinji Takagi
  • The Community of Christ (RLDS Church): Structuring Common Differences in the Philippines - David J. Howlett
  • The History and Culture of Mormon Fundamentalism in the United States - Janet Benson Bennion
  • Part IV. Mormon Ethnic and Racial Diversity in North America
  • Building Community and Identity Among Black Latter-day Saints: Toward Completing the Flock Through Conference Connections - LaShawn C. Williams
  • Lamanitas, The Spanish-speaking Hermanos: Latinos Loving Their Mormonism Even as They Remain the Other - Ignacio M. Garcia
  • Views from Turtle Island: Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Mormon Entanglements - Thomas W. Murphy
  • Part V. Final Concerns and Reflections
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Response to the 2019-20 Coronavirus Pandemic - Matthew T. Evans
  • Summing Up: Problems and Prospects for a Global Church in the Twenty-first Century - Ryan T. Cragun