CHOSEN LAND, CHOSEN PEOPLE: RELIGIOUS AND AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM AMONG THE MORMONS

@article{Barlow2012CHOSENLC,
  title={CHOSEN LAND, CHOSEN PEOPLE: RELIGIOUS AND AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM AMONG THE MORMONS},
  author={P. Barlow},
  journal={The Review of Faith & International Affairs},
  year={2012},
  volume={10},
  pages={51 - 58}
}
  • P. Barlow
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • The Review of Faith & International Affairs
The United States and Mormonism took form concurrently, and a prominent motif in the Book of Mormon is that America is populated by a chosen people for a singular destiny. There is a distinction, however, between “American exceptionalism” and “religious exceptionalism” in the Mormon tradition. Further, each exceptionalism has had countercurrents within Mormonism itself, which leads to many ambiguities in interpretation and application. For instance, the specialness assumed may mean “selected… Expand
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