Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #183)
Beginning with a handful of members in 1830, the church that Joseph Smith founded has grown into a world-wide organization with over 12 million adherents, playing prominent roles in politics, sports, entertainment, and business. Yet they are an oddity. They are considered wholesome, conservative, and friendly on one hand, and clannish, weird, and self-righteous on the othe...more
Lest any of you all are mistaken, I am not expecting the book to be "critical" of Mormonism in the sense of attacking it but in the sense of objectively analysing and reviewing the various aspects of Mormonism.
This book however, in my opinion, failed to do this but instead put forth an evidently positive portrayal of Mormonism and Mormons which skims over various difficult asp ...more
The primary emphasis ...more