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The Rise of the Mormons free pdf The Latter-day Saints (LDS/'Mormons') will become a global religion with hundreds of millions, or even billions, of followers--within a century. In this book, written for the general public, award-winning social scientist Mark Koltko-Rivera, Ph.D., explains: how the Mormons grew from a tiny group in 1830s New York to being the fourth-largest church in America as of 2012- why Mormon growth slowed after 1990--and why it will soon explode, both in the United States and throughout the world- why Mormon beliefs resonate with society's hopes, fears, aspirations--even obsessions--in ways that can make the LDS faith especially attractive to many people in today's world- how The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will become the second-largest--or even the largest--church in the United States by 2120- how this church could become the second-largest religious body in the entire world, with "over two billion members," by 2120. Dr. Koltko-Rivera describes what a 'more Mormon' world would look like, and how this faith could fuel a global Renaissance of cultural creativity. He also explains the implications of Mormon growth for the great majority of people who walk other paths. Includes references, index. 5 illustrations, 29 figures, 22 tables, 2 charts. Chapters Intro.: Who the Mormons Are. Mormon Growth

About Mark Koltko-Rivera

Mark Koltko-Rivera, Ph.D., holds a doctoral degree from the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University (NYU). He is an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association. For his scholarship, he has received several awards: the Margaret Gorman Early Career Award in the psychology of religion (from the Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality), the Carmi Harari Early Career Award for Inquiry (Society for Humanistic Psychology), and, on two occasions, the George A. Miller Award for an outstanding recent article on general psychology (Society for General Psychology). He has taught at NYU, the University of Central Florida, and elsewhere. His psychological scholarship has appeared in Review of General Psychology, the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, and Psychotherapy. He was born and raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, where he long lived in the East Village. He graduated from Regis High School (NYC), and holds an undergraduate degree from Haverford College (majoring in psychology) and a masters degree from Fordham University (in counseling). Mark Koltko-Rivera converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while attending college. He served for two years as an LDS missionary in the Japan Okayama Mission. He has served in the Church as a home teacher (i.e., priesthood visitor), a Sunday School teacher, a member of a stake high council, and a bishop's counselor (the rough equivalent of an associate pastor). He has published articles in the independent LDS publications Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought and Sunstone magazine.

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Author : Mark Koltko-Rivera
Publisher : 7th Street Books
Data Published : 08 October 2012
ISBN : 061571031X
EAN : 9780615710310
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 412 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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