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LDS in the USA: Mormonism and the Making of American Culture Paperback – January 13, 2012
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"An engaging and sympathetic introduction to the Mormon people and their religion. LDS in the USA makes clear the essentially American nature of this religion as well as the reasons for its ongoing struggle to gain greater tolerance in American society and politics."―Armand L. Mauss, author of All Abraham's Children: Changing Mormon Conceptions of Race and Lineage
"Trepanier and Newswander examine the intersection of the tension between the nation's sometimes bizarre understanding of Mormon belief and the suspicious acceptance of the most well known Mormons into the American public identity. Readers are consistently challenged to abandon popular perceptions in order to embrace more fully the fascinating importance of this American religion."―Theological Book Review
"LDS in the USA is unique and welcome. Mormonism is the most American of religions, but it, perhaps like Islam, is the most marginalized. Trepanier and Newswander provide an indispensable guide to understanding Mormonism at this complex moment of American political, cultural, and religious history."―John von Heyking, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Lethbridge
About the Author
Lee Trepanier is Associate Professor of Political Science at Saginaw Valley State University. He lives in the greater Saginaw, Michigan area.
Lynita K. Newswander is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of South Dakota. She lives in Vermillion, South Dakota.
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The subjects covered are both entertaining and informational ranging from "Twilight" and "Napoleon Dynamite" to more serious topics such as polygamy and Mitt Romney. Also, this being an election year and one of the main presidential candidates being Mormon, LDS in the USA gave some insight of what America would be like with a Mormon president. Would a Mormon leader be beneficial or detrimental for our country? Or, if elected would Mitt Romney being a Mormon make any difference at all?
Overall, this book was a captivating read that I would recommend for the those interested in religion, Mormons, American culture and politics.
I look forward to reading the book in its entirety as their project seems interesting. And I only hope this initial factual error is not the first of many.