A 'model minority' blends in Normal Mormons

Riess, Jana
October 2011
Christian Century;10/4/2011, Vol. 128 Issue 20, p22
The article presents an examination into contemporary 21st-century Mormonism in the United States. introductory details are given noting the rise in popular and political culture references to the Church of Latter Day Saints since the 2000s decade due to the publicity of figures such as presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Discussion is offered evaluating the extent to which Mormon theology is changing to become more mainstream to U.S. Christian religious culture.


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