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One Nation Under Gods - Richard Abanes

One Nation Under Gods

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Published: 29th July 2003
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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.

"A piercing historical overview of Mormonism's teachings and development."

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Author's Prefacep. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Mormonism: The Early Years (1805-1830)
Vagabond Visionariesp. 3
The Smiths of Vermont
Into the Woods
Various Vision Versions
Curious Coincidences
Moroni, Magic, and Masonryp. 23
More Vision Revisions
A Company of Money-Diggers
Mormonism Meets Freemasonry
From Profit to Prophetp. 41
Bound In Bainbridge
Going for the Gold
The Art of Translating
Smith's Golden Bookp. 59
All Manner of "Ites"
Indian Origins
Israel's Lost Tribes
Prophecy or Plagiarism?
History or His Story?
The Never Ending Search
Establishing God's Kingdom (1831-1844)
People of Zionp. 83
A Prepared People
Prophet, Seer, and Revelator
Building Up the Promised Land
No Rest for the Righteousp. 103
Calling All Lamanites
The Holy Ones of Israel
Say Goodbye to Independence
Zion's Camp
A Divided Kingdom
Woe In Ohiop. 127
Here Comes The Bride...Again
Banking Blunders
Meanwhile, Back In Missouri
Go West, Young Man
Big Trouble In Little Missourip. 145
Settling On Sacred Ground
The Dissenters
Smith's Destroying Angels
Behind the Battle Lines
War In the Wilderness
Expelled As Expected
Divine Deliverance
March to Martyrdomp. 171
Joseph, Joseph, Joseph
America's Fighting Prophet
Lieutenant-General Smith
President Smith and His Council of Fifty
The Beginning of the End
Women, Wives, and Worries
Joseph's Final Conflict
Utah: Land of the Prophets (1845-1901)
A New Beginningp. 205
Claiming the Prophetic Mantle
Lawless Nauvoo
Moving On and Moving Out
King of Utah
Bloody Brighamp. 225
Brigham Young vs. Uncle Sam
The Judgment of God
Sacrificial Acts
Vengeance Is Ours
After Mountain Meadows
Wars and Rumors of Warsp. 255
A Winter of Conflict
An Uneasy Truce
Brother Against Brother
Smith's Civil War Prophecy
Years of Waiting
The End of An Era
Unholy Matrimonyp. 281
The World According to Mormonism
Conjugal Complexities
More Is Never Enough
Respecting Your Elders
Why? Why? Why?
The Bible Tells Me So
The Politics of Compromisep. 311
The Mormon Underground
An Eternal Doctrine
God's Mind Changes
Network of Deception
Going Mainstream (1902-2002)
Making the Transitionp. 331
The Reed Smoot Case
Rise of the Fundamentalists
Polygamy Today
Decades of Change
Mormon Racism: Black Is Not Beautifulp. 355
Pride and Prejudice
Segregation According to God
Benson's Battle
Welcome to the Temple
Cursed Until When?
Is Mormonism Christian?p. 375
America's Non-Christian Christians
Blending In
On What A Tangled Web
The Cult of Mormonism
Cover-Ups, Conspiracies, and Controversiesp. 401
Unhistorical History
Thinking Is A Sin
The Mormon Purge
Skeletons In the Closet
Hofmann's Deadly Documents
Dunn In God's Name
Mormon Games
America's Mormon Destiny
Glossary of Mormon Termsp. 437
Notable Mormonsp. 445
Abraham's Book?p. 451
Failed Joseph Smith Propheciesp. 461
Recommended Resourcesp. 469
Notesp. 475
Select Bibliographyp. 619
Indexp. 629
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ISBN: 9781568582832
ISBN-10: 1568582838
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 672
Published: 29th July 2003
Publisher: Four Walls Eight Windows
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1