Religions of the World - Mormonism

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9781590184523: Religions of the World - Mormonism

One of the world's fastest-growing religions, Mormonism is little understand by most Americans. Doctrines and scriptures, history, principal figures, and the lives of Mormons today are explored.

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"Interest in world religions has been heightened in light of recent tragic events. Each volume covers the origins of the faith, the teachings of its major prophet, the development of that religion in its home country, its spread, and today's practice of that faith. Forms of worship, holy places, sacred texts, the relationship of art and religion, and common themes among religions are some of the topics in these up-to-date texts. The volume on Islam discusses events of September 11, how Islam and terrorism became synonymous on that date and how that association may be clarified. The series gives a history of each religion and the way that religion shaped the culture from which it came...These are excellent sources for social studies and history classes that compare culture and religion. Recommended."
-- Book Report (September 2002) (Book Report 20020901)

"Students wanting to know more about Islam, the religion so much in the news, will find a solid introduction in this entry in the Religions of the World series. Notes, a glossary, a further reading list, and bibliography are appended."
-- Booklist (August 2002) (Booklist 20020801)

"Notable is the fluid working into the main text of numerous quotations...The notes, index, and list for further reading are extensive, and the black-and-white photographs complement the text."
-- School Library Journal (July 2002) (School Library Journal 20020701)

"(It) has more narrative and explication, giving it more heft and greater informational value. (The) book is much more complete and thoughtful than many of the comparable titles currently available to students."
-- School Library Journal (July 2002) (School Library Journal 20020701)

"This book is a welcome addition to the books on other religions and rightfully separates Mormonism from mainstream Christianity."
-- Catholic Library World (March 2005) (Catholic Library World 20050301)

"This title examines the basic history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, explores doctrines of the religion, and briefly discusses Mormonism today."
-- School Library Journal (November 2004) (School Library Journal 20041101)

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Grade 6 Up–This title examines the basic history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, explores doctrines of the religion, and briefly discusses Mormonism today. The authors organize the material logically and attempt to explore the subject in a balanced, albeit lifeless, manner. Unfortunately, the book suffers from internal inconsistencies and several minor inaccuracies that dampen the overall effectiveness of the text. For example, at one point the authors assert that Joseph Smith established the Mormon Church in 1829. A few pages later readers are told that it was founded on April 6, 1830. In describing the Mormon belief in baptisms performed by proxy on behalf of those who have died without baptism, the text reads: "At the temple baptism ceremony, the person standing for the dead is ritually washed, anointed with oil...." In reality, washing and anointing with oil is not associated with such baptisms in any way. The dark and often blurry photographs do little to enhance the narrative. Better choices include Claudia and Richard Bushman's Mormons in America (Oxford, 1999) and Maxine Hanks's up-to-date Mormon Faith in America (Facts On File, 2003).–Deanna Romriell, Salt Lake City Library, UT
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