One Nation Under Gods

One Nation Under Gods

A History of the Mormon Church

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
An authoritative overview of Mormonism in America, presented by an acclaimed investigative reporter, details its inception in 1830, which was considered a movement of radical zealots, to its acceptance in today's society, making it the seventh-largest organized religion in the U.S., and reveals the many controversies and scandals surround this religion. 25,000 first printing.

Perseus Publishing
Founded in 1830, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was initially perceived as a movement of polygamous, radical zealots; now in parts of the U.S. it has become synonymous with the establishment. In reevaluating its preoccupation with issues of church and state, Abanes uncovers the political agenda at Mormonism's core: the transformation of the world into a theocratic kingdom under Mormon authority. This illustrated edition has been revised and offers a new postscript by the author.

Book News
Abanes (a journalist) offers a critical and at times, a muck-raking history of the Mormon Church. Written from a conservative Christian perspective, the book offers an unflattering picture of the origins of Mormonism, its development to its present form, the socioeconomic factors contributing to its growth, its political agenda, and its religious teachings. Appendixes include a glossary, profiles of prominent Mormons, an examination of religious texts, and a list of failed prophecies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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An overview of Mormonism in America details its inception in 1830, which was considered a movement of radical zealots, to its acceptance in today's society, and reveals the many controversies and scandals that surround the religion.

Publisher: New York : Four Walls Eight Windows, 2002
ISBN: 9781568582191
Characteristics: xxv, 651 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Jan 05, 2015

Well-documented and thoroughly researched, this book is a must-read for those who care enough to investigate a religion before succumbing to its tenets.


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