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Mormon Lives: A Year in the Elkton Ward

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This pathbreaking cultural study is a candid portrayal of what it's like to be Mormon. Mormon Lives presents oral histories of more than one hundred church members from a diverse congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Maryland and Delaware and places them within narratives about church activities during a typical year. These ordinary ward member ...more
Hardcover, 376 pages
Published May 1st 1993 by University of Illinois Press
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Jan 16, 2012 Ross rated it really liked it
This book was written in the 80's and the discussion of current issues and challenges facing people in the ward seems out of date at times. In spite of that i found the book interesting. The summary of Ward activities was nothing new for me but to read the interviews and dicussions with so many members of a single ward fascinated me. I was surprised at the diversity of opinions and the varying degrees of testimony. There was nothing new or surprising but it really made me think about how a ward ...more
Feb 27, 2012 Wendy rated it it was amazing
out of print, but SO worth a read. written by the mother of a friend of mine, Christina Taber-Kewene. a must-read for anyone who questions church culture or doctrine on a regular basis.
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