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American Experience/ FRONTLINE Special; Mormons, The, Part II


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American Experience/ FRONTLINE Special
Mormons, The, Part II
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Part II of The Mormons looks at the contemporary realities of the Mormon church. Whitney explores the massive missionary program, how the church has entered the mainstream of American culture, the intricacies of Mormon theology and ritual, and the excommunication of those who challenge church doctrine or who do not follow its teachings. The Mormons traces the Latter-day Saints' transformation in recent decades from the status of outcasts to mainstream players in U.S. politics and culture, and into a global religion with as many as 240,000 converts annually, thanks to the efforts of Mormon missionaries.



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Chicago: “American Experience/ FRONTLINE Special; Mormons, The, Part II,” 05/01/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_14B108AABBDB40CDBCA7AD53D40AB45A.
MLA: “American Experience/ FRONTLINE Special; Mormons, The, Part II.” 05/01/2007. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_14B108AABBDB40CDBCA7AD53D40AB45A>.
APA: American Experience/ FRONTLINE Special; Mormons, The, Part II. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_14B108AABBDB40CDBCA7AD53D40AB45A
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