Latter-Day Political Views

Latter-Day Political Views

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Latter-Day Political Views is a formal study of the effect of religion and culture on the political worldviews of practicing Mormons from different races and nationalities. Previous studies have focused on Mormons in Utah and found phenomenally high levels of homogeneity in LDS political views, so much so that Mormons have been considered a distinct ethnic group. What author Jeffrey Fox finds shatters this illusion. Here he illuminates how people with different backgrounds are able to not only reconcile various clashing cultural beliefs with Mormon doctrine but also form their own unique political views that differ systematically by race and political culture. As the church rapidly expands and becomes more racially and culturally diverse, Latter-Day Political Views encourages readers to expand their field of vision and understand the impact of Mormon doctrine on the political thought of all its members.To practicing Mormons this term means more: attending all church meetings, performing a church aquot;callingaquot; (job, or responsibility), and living ... So there does not appear to be any substantive reason to believe denominations will have a less important influence. 16 It is well known that even in the Roman Catholic Church, which has authoritative interpretation of church doctrine through the Pope, hasanbsp;...

Title:Latter-Day Political Views
Author:Jeffrey Carl Fox
Publisher:Lexington Books - 2006-01-01


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