The Resource Binding earth and heaven: : patriarchal blessings in the prophetic development of early Mormonism, Gary Shepherd and Gordon Shepherd, (ebook)

Binding earth and heaven: : patriarchal blessings in the prophetic development of early Mormonism, Gary Shepherd and Gordon Shepherd, (ebook)

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Binding earth and heaven: : patriarchal blessings in the prophetic development of early Mormonism
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Binding earth and heaven:
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patriarchal blessings in the prophetic development of early Mormonism
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Gary Shepherd and Gordon Shepherd
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eng
Summary
In Binding Earth and Heaven, Gary Shepherd and Gordon Shepherd use early nineteenth-century Mormonism as a case study to examine questions about how new religious movements may, as rare exceptions, survive and even eventually become successful in spite of intense opposition. Initial scorn and contempt for Mormonism-the fledgling creation of the young Joseph Smith-quickly elevated to mob violence as both Smith's innovative teachings and converted followers proliferated, resulting in the widely held perception that the Mormons constituted a social menace. This book examines how Mormonism attracted and maintained the loyalty of increasing numbers of people despite mounting hostilities and severe hardships. The book focuses on the unique Mormon ritual (and accompanying doctrinal underpinnings) of "patriarchal blessings." Patriarchal blessings were an innovative adaptation of the Old Testament practice of fathers making quasi-legal pronouncements over the heads of their sons-a way of verbally conferring rights, promises, admonition, and guidance to heirs. Binding Earth and Heaven shows how the organizational complexities of this practice contributed to strengthening and sustaining member faith and fealty, thereby bolstering the continuity and development of Mormonism
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Midwest
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1943-
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Shepherd, Gary
Dewey number
264/.09332013
Index
no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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1943-
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  • Shepherd, Gordon
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  • Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church)
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Mormon Church
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adult
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Binding earth and heaven: : patriarchal blessings in the prophetic development of early Mormonism, Gary Shepherd and Gordon Shepherd, (ebook)
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9780271069494
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11619827
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remote
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11619827
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MWT11619827
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Binding earth and heaven: : patriarchal blessings in the prophetic development of early Mormonism, Gary Shepherd and Gordon Shepherd, (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
9780271069494
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11619827
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11619827
System control number
MWT11619827
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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