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Mormonism and the New Spirituality: LDS Women's Hybrid Spiritualities

Abstract This dissertation illuminates overlaps in Mormonism and the New Spirituality in North America, showing their shared history and epistemologies. As example of these connections, it introduces ethnographic data from women who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in order to show (a) how living LDS women adapt and integrate elements from the New Spirituality with Mormon ideas about the nature of reality into hybrid spiritualities; and (b) how they negotiate their blended religious identities both in relation to the current American New Spirituality milieu and the highly centralized, hierarchical, and patriarchal Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The study focuses on religious hybridity with an emphasis on g... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Daughtrey, Doe (Author) / Cady, Linell (Advisor) / Mcdannell, Colleen (Committee member) / Wenger, Tisa (Committee member) / Fessenden, Tracy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject American studies / Comparative religion / Gender studies / Contemporary Paganism / Mormonism / New Age / New Spirituality / Religion and gender / Religion and popular culture
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 431 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Religious Studies 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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