America’s Peculiar Piety: Why Did Mormonism Grow? Why Does it Endure? (Introduction)

Tom Flynn


  Mormonism must be done away with by the thousand influences of civilization, by education, by the elevation of the people. —Robert Green Ingersoll, 1884* The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has come a long way since the “Great Agnostic” could recommend to a newspaper reporter that the “influences of civilization” should simply …

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