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Marvin S. Hill's QUEST FOR REFUGE reads Mormonism as a movement dissatisfied with the current capitalistic, socioeconomic divisions in American society. Hill argues that Mormonism attempted to build a refuge against the impending apocalypse. Converts who embraced Mormonism "wanted a society that would exclude unnecessary choices and would exclude pluralism....Above all, they wanted to diminish the secular influences that pluralism engendered" (14). While Hill's thesis is clear and begins to ...more