The Resource American universities and the birth of modern Mormonism, 1867-1940, Thomas W. Simpson, (ebook)

American universities and the birth of modern Mormonism, 1867-1940, Thomas W. Simpson, (ebook)

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American universities and the birth of modern Mormonism, 1867-1940
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American universities and the birth of modern Mormonism, 1867-1940
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Thomas W. Simpson
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eng
Summary
In the closing decades of the nineteenth century, college-age Latter-day Saints began undertaking a remarkable intellectual pilgrimage to the nation's elite universities, including Harvard, Columbia, Michigan, Chicago, and Stanford. Thomas W. Simpson chronicles the academic migration of hundreds of LDS students from the 1860s through the late 1930s, when church authority J. Reuben Clark Jr., himself a product of the Columbia University Law School, gave a reactionary speech about young Mormons' search for intellectual cultivation. Clark's leadership helped to set conservative parameters that in large part came to characterize Mormon intellectual life.At the outset, Mormon women and men were purposefully dispatched to such universities to "gather the world's knowledge to Zion." Simpson, drawing on unpublished diaries, among other materials, shows how LDS students commonly described American universities as egalitarian spaces that fostered a personally transformative sense of freedom to explore provisional reconciliations of Mormon and American identities and religious and scientific perspectives. On campus, Simpson argues, Mormon separatism died and a new, modern Mormonism was born: a Mormonism at home in the United States but at odds with itself. Fierce battles among Mormon scholars and church leaders ensued over scientific thought, progressivism, and the historicity of Mormonism's sacred past. The scars and controversy, Simpson concludes, linger
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Midwest
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Simpson, Thomas Wendell
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289.3/73
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Mormons
  • Education, Higher
  • Mormons
  • Electronic books
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adult
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American universities and the birth of modern Mormonism, 1867-1940, Thomas W. Simpson, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9781469628646
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11710138
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remote
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11710138
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MWT11710138
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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American universities and the birth of modern Mormonism, 1867-1940, Thomas W. Simpson, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469628646
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11710138
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11710138
System control number
MWT11710138
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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