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Out of Obscurity: Mormonism since 1945

Patrick Q. Mason and John G. Turner


In the years since 1945, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has grown rapidly in terms of both numbers and public prominence. It now claims some 15 million members worldwide. While most scholarship on Mormonism concerns its colorful but now well-known early history, the essays in this collection assess significant recent developments: the LDS Church’s international growth and acculturation; its intersection with conservative politics in recent decades; its stances on same-sex marriage and the role of women within the church and home; and its ongoing struggle to interpret its own t ... More

Keywords: Mormonism, Mormon, religion, United States, US history, Mitt Romney, Latter-day Saint, LDS Church

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199358212
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358212.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Q. Mason, editor
Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies and Associate Professor of Religion, Religion Department, Claremont Graduate University

John G. Turner, editor
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, George Mason University

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