Seeking the Promised Land

Seeking the Promised Land

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Mormons have long had an outsized presence in American culture and politics, but they remain largely unknown to most Americans. Recent years have seen the political prominence of Mormons taken to a new level - including the presidential candidacy of Republican Mitt Romney, the prominent involvement of Mormons in the campaign for California's Proposition 8 (anti-gay marriage), and the ascendancy of Democrat Harry Reid to the position of Senate Majority Leader. This book provides the most thorough examination ever written of Mormons' place in the American political landscape - what Mormons are like politically and how non-Mormons respond to Mormon candidates. However, this is a book about more than Mormons. As a religious subculture in a pluralistic society, Mormons are a case study of how a religious group balances distinctiveness and assimilation - a question faced by all faiths.As with the Catholic Church, the LDS position on immigration is likely motivated by both theology and institutional ... Or, in other terms, how do Mormons balance the competing, even conflicting, considerations coming to them through politicalanbsp;...

Title:Seeking the Promised Land
Author:David E. Campbell, John C. Green, J. Quin Monson
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2014-09-29


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