Binding earth and heaven : patriarchal blessings in the prophetic development of early Mormonism /

"Focuses on Mormonism as a case study of how unpopular new religions may survive and even flourish in spite of unrelenting opposition. Examines early patriarchal blessings bestowed upon early converts to Mormonism from 1834-1845, and their function as a commitment mechanism for converts"--...

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Authors / Creators: Shepherd, Gary, 1943- (Author), Shepherd, Gordon, 1943- (Author)
Other Authors / Creators:Shepherd, Gordon, 1943- author.
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2012.
Online Access:Click here for full text at Project MUSE