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A Peculiar People: The Mystical and Pragmatic Appeal of Mormonism


Kenneth Anderson


American University - Washington College of Law; Stanford University - The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace; Brookings Institution - Governance Studies

November 28, 1999

Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review, November 28, 1999

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This 1999 Los Angeles Times Book Review essay examines Richard and Joan Ostling's account of contemporary Mormonism in the United States. Richard Ostling, a reporter for Time Magazine, obtained extensive access to Mormon Church officials in the course of researching the book, and it gives the fullest account available currently of Mormon life in America. The review finds the book to be very evenhanded and objective, and perhaps the best introduction to the Mormon faith extant today, whether by Mormon church members or non-members.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 9

Keywords: Mormon, Mormonism, Joseph Smith, Mormon Church, Book of Mormon, Ostlings, Rigoberta Menchus, History, Theology, Brigham Young, Ezra Taft Benson, Mormon Fundamentalism

JEL Classification: B25, B29, B30, B31

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Date posted: November 3, 2006 ; Last revised: October 7, 2013

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Anderson, Kenneth, A Peculiar People: The Mystical and Pragmatic Appeal of Mormonism (November 28, 1999). Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review, November 28, 1999 . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=935778

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Kenneth Anderson (Contact Author)
American University - Washington College of Law ( email )
4801 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
United States
Stanford University - The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace
Stanford, CA 94305-6010
United States
Brookings Institution - Governance Studies
1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States
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