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The Resource The politics of American religious identity : the seating of Senator Reed Smoot, Mormon apostle, Kathleen Flake

The politics of American religious identity : the seating of Senator Reed Smoot, Mormon apostle, Kathleen Flake

Label
The politics of American religious identity : the seating of Senator Reed Smoot, Mormon apostle
Title
The politics of American religious identity
Title remainder
the seating of Senator Reed Smoot, Mormon apostle
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Flake
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Between 1901 and 1907, a broad coalition of Protestant churches sought to expel newly elected Reed Smoot from the Senate, arguing that as an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Smoot was a lawbreaker and therefore unfit to be a lawmaker. The resulting Senate investigative hearing featured testimony on every peculiarity of Mormonism, especially its polygamous family structure. The Smoot hearing ultimately mediated a compromise between Progressive Era Protestantism and Mormonism and resolved the nation's long-standing "Mormon Problem." On a broader scale, Kathleen Flake shows how this landmark hearing provided the occasion for the country--through its elected representatives, the daily press, citizen petitions, and social reform activism--to reconsider the scope of religious free exercise in the new century. Flake contends that the Smoot hearing was the forge in which the Latter-day Saints, the Protestants, and the Senate hammered out a model for church-state relations, shaping for a new generation of non-Protestant and non-Christian Americans what it meant to be free and religious. In addition, she discusses the Latter-day Saints' use of narrative and collective memory to retain their religious identity even as they changed to meet the nation's demands
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
328.73/092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BX8695.S74
LC item number
F57 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The politics of American religious identity : the seating of Senator Reed Smoot, Mormon apostle, Kathleen Flake
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The American idea of a church -- The man who served two masters -- Subordinating to the state -- The common good -- Re-placing memory -- Defining denominational citizenship
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780807828311
Lccn
2003014536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)52554149
Label
The politics of American religious identity : the seating of Senator Reed Smoot, Mormon apostle, Kathleen Flake
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The American idea of a church -- The man who served two masters -- Subordinating to the state -- The common good -- Re-placing memory -- Defining denominational citizenship
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780807828311
Lccn
2003014536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)52554149

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