The Rise of Mormonism ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Reid L. Neilson

The Rise of Mormonism

Columbia University Press
Publication date: August 2012
ISBN: 9780231509916
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$49.99
Our price:
$43.99

You save: $6.00 (12%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
Will Mormonism be the next world faith, one that will rival Catholicism, Islam, and other major religions in terms of numbers and global appeal? This was the question Rodney Stark addressed in his much-discussed and much-debated article, "The Rise of a New World Faith" (1984), one of several essays on Mormonism included in this new collection. Examining the religion's growing appeal, Rodney Stark concluded that Mormons could number 267 million members by 2080. In what would become known as "the Stark argument," Stark suggested that the Mormon Church offered contemporary sociologists and historians of religion an opportunity to observe a rare event: the birth of a new world religion.In the years following that article, Stark has become one of the foremost scholars of Mormonism and the sociology of religion. This new work, the first to collect his influential writings on the Mormon Church, includes previously published essays, revised and rewritten for this volume. His work sheds light on both the growth of Mormonism and on how and why certain religions continue to grow while others fade away. Stark examines the reasons behind the spread of Mormonism, exploring such factors as cultural continuity with the faiths from which it seeks converts, a volunteer missionary force, and birth rates. He explains why a demanding faith like Mormonism has such broad appeal in today's world and considers the importance of social networks in finding new converts. Stark's work also presents groundbreaking perspectives on larger issues in the study of religion, including the nature of revelation and the reasons for religious growth in an age of modernization and secularization.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
The Rise of Mormonism ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
16456 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Reid L. Neilson
The Columbia Sourcebook of Mormons in the United States ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Terryl L. Givens
The Columbia Sourcebook of Mormons in the United States
Terryl L. Givens & Reid L. Neilson
Columbia University Press, August 2014
ISBN: 9780231149426
Format: ePub
List Price: $79.99 Our price: $70.99
Believing History: Latter-Day Saint Essays ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Richard Lyman Bushman
Believing History: Latter-day Saint Essays
Richard Lyman Bushman & Richard Lyman Lyman Bushman & Reid L. Neilson & Reid L. L. Neilson & Jed Woodworth
Columbia University Press, May 2012
ISBN: 9780231130073
Format: ePub
List Price: $28.99 Our price: $25.99