The Resource A kingdom transformed : early Mormonism and the modern LDS Church, Gordon Shepherd and Gary Shepherd

A kingdom transformed : early Mormonism and the modern LDS Church, Gordon Shepherd and Gary Shepherd

Label
A kingdom transformed : early Mormonism and the modern LDS Church
Title
A kingdom transformed
Title remainder
early Mormonism and the modern LDS Church
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Shepherd and Gary Shepherd
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The evolution of LDS doctrinal emphases uncovered through content analysis. To survive in an often disapproving external social world, the LDS Church has made many adaptive changes in belief, practice, and organization over time. Gordon and Gary Shepherd identify and elucidate these changes through statistical analysis of the rhetoric from General Conference proceedings in their book. The first edition of A Kingdom Transformed, published in 1984, covered the years 1830 to 1979. This new edition revises this earlier work and adds to it by examining the subsequent thirty years of LDS church rhetoric revealing what new trends have emerged and what old ones have continued. It retains the summary and analysis of data from the first 150 years of LDS Church history, but every chapter, including the narrative history of early Mormonism, has been thoroughly rewritten with updated theoretical and empirical support from contemporary research sources. The first edition showed how early twentieth century LDS leaders were fairly liberal in mainstreaming church doctrines and social teaching, but by mid-twentieth century, as the church became more stable, accepted, and successful, church authorities reversed several earlier modifications and began emphasizing a stricter, more conservative theology that coincided with an increasingly conservative political orientation. The new book adds current issues of concern, such as the role of women in the church and international growth versus member retention. It also introduces a new conceptual framework for interpreting findings"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
289.3/3209
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX8635.3
LC item number
.S54 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A kingdom transformed : early Mormonism and the modern LDS Church, Gordon Shepherd and Gary Shepherd
Publication
Copyright
Note
First edition had subtitle: Themes in the development of Mormonism
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-391) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • RICHMOND
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mormon prophetic rhetoric and the institution of LDS General Conference -- Parallel paths : LDS General Conference and Mormon history -- The social-historical context of Mormon beliefs -- Utopia, family, and authority : the major rhetorical themes of LDS General Conferences -- Mormon commitment mechanisms -- Patterns of Mormon commitment rhetoric -- Mormon accommodation -- Mormon responses to secularization -- Contemporary developments : LDS Conference trends from 1980-2009
Control code
000401582
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxii, 406 pages
Isbn
9781607814443
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015017703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u269383
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000401582
  • (OCoLC)912507834

Library Locations

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      3401 Brook Road, Richmond, VA, 23227, US
      37.5789301 -77.4492905
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