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The Resource A peculiar people : anti-Mormonism and the making of religion in nineteenth-century America, J. Spencer Fluhman

A peculiar people : anti-Mormonism and the making of religion in nineteenth-century America, J. Spencer Fluhman

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A peculiar people : anti-Mormonism and the making of religion in nineteenth-century America
Title
A peculiar people
Title remainder
anti-Mormonism and the making of religion in nineteenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
J. Spencer Fluhman
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Though the U.S. Constitution guarantees the free exercise of religion, it does not specify what counts as a religion. From its founding in the 1830s, Mormonism, a homegrown American faith, drew thousands of converts but far more critics. In A Peculiar People, J. Spencer Fluhman offers a comprehensive history of anti-Mormon thought and the associated passionate debates about religious authenticity in nineteenth-century America. He argues that understanding anti-Mormonism provides critical insight into the American psyche because Mormonism became a potent symbol around which ideas about religion and the state took shape. - Jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
289.309/034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX8645
LC item number
.F58 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A peculiar people : anti-Mormonism and the making of religion in nineteenth-century America, J. Spencer Fluhman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: On familiarity and contempt -- Introduction: Religious liberty as an American problem -- "Imposter" : the Mormon prophet -- "Delusion" : early Mormon religiosity -- "Fanaticism" : the church as (un)holy city -- "Barbarism" : rhetorics of alienation -- "Heresy" : Americanizing the American religion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780807835715
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012004089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn814096682
Label
A peculiar people : anti-Mormonism and the making of religion in nineteenth-century America, J. Spencer Fluhman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: On familiarity and contempt -- Introduction: Religious liberty as an American problem -- "Imposter" : the Mormon prophet -- "Delusion" : early Mormon religiosity -- "Fanaticism" : the church as (un)holy city -- "Barbarism" : rhetorics of alienation -- "Heresy" : Americanizing the American religion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780807835715
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012004089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn814096682

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