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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
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fluhman, J. Spencer
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Mormon Church
  • Mormon Church
  • United States
Label
A peculiar people : anti-Mormonism and the making of religion in nineteenth-century America, J. Spencer Fluhman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-215) and index
Contents
"Impostor" : the Mormon prophet -- "Delusion" : early Mormon religiosity -- "Fanaticism" : the church as (un)holy city -- "Barbarism" : rhetorics of alienation -- "Heresy" : Americanizing the American religion
Control code
000392008
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
229 p.
Isbn
9780807835715
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012004089
Other control number
40021202286
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000392008
  • (OCoLC)778244920
Label
A peculiar people : anti-Mormonism and the making of religion in nineteenth-century America, J. Spencer Fluhman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-215) and index
Contents
"Impostor" : the Mormon prophet -- "Delusion" : early Mormon religiosity -- "Fanaticism" : the church as (un)holy city -- "Barbarism" : rhetorics of alienation -- "Heresy" : Americanizing the American religion
Control code
000392008
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
229 p.
Isbn
9780807835715
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012004089
Other control number
40021202286
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000392008
  • (OCoLC)778244920

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