Mitt Romney, Mormonism, and the 2012 Election

Mitt Romney, Mormonism, and the 2012 Election

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Romney was the first member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) to earn a presidential nomination from a major political party. This book examines what Mitt Romney's nomination for president means for America, Mormons, and the relationship between politics and religion. The first half of the book introduces Mormonism as a religion and a subculture to provide a foundation for understanding Mitt Romney and the 'Mormon Moment, ' a recent period of Mormons ascending in popular culture. The second half analyzes the interplay between politics and religion in the 2012 presidential election. Particular focus is given to the approach of the LDS Church toward American politics and the impact of Romney's faith on his campaign and electoral prospects. Mitt Romney, Mormonism, and the 2012 Election provides an analysis of a poorly understood religious group that is essential to understanding contemporary American politics.Romney advised Williams and helped him manage area congregations. People called to this ... According to Grant Brimhall, who was called twice to be a stake president and worked in local politics, there are several things one learns as stake president that enhances onea#39;s political leadership skills. ... Romney had to address questions such as, a€œWhat to do with church members from Southeast Asia, who spoke separate languages and needed a place to worship together? How to helpanbsp;...

Title:Mitt Romney, Mormonism, and the 2012 Election
Author:Luke Perry
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-08-07


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