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Product Code: XB113
Title: The Angel and the Beehive: The Mormon Struggle with Assimilation
Author: Armand L. Mauss
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
List Price: $35.00
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Date: 1994
Pages: 257
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A sociological examination of the Mormon movement in the last forty years.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Mormons as a Religious Movement

  1. The Mormon Movement in Metaphor and Theory

Part 2: The Mormons as an Assimilated American Subculture

  1. Mormons as a Case Study in Assimilation
  2. Mormon Religious Beliefs at Midcentury
  3. Mormon Social and Political Beliefs at Midcentury
  4. Midcentury Mormon Peculiarity and Its Prospects

Part 3: Coping with Assimilation and Respectability

  1. The Official Response to Assimilation
  2. The Retrenchment Motif: Two Case Studies
  3. The Grass-Roots Response to Official Retrenchment
  4. Modern Mormon Religiosity and Its Consequences
  5. Mormon Fundamentalism: The Institutional Matrix
  6. Expressions of Folk Fundamentalism
  7. The Angel and the Behive: Present and Future

Appendix: Survey Methods and Measurements

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