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The Mormons

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of America's fastest-growing religions and, relative to its size, one of the richest. Church membership, now at over 12 million and growing, sweeps the globe. Nevertheless, from the moment of its founding in 1830, the church has been controversial. Within a month, it had 40 converts and almost as many enemies. In the early years, Mormons were hated, ridiculed, persecuted, and feared. Yet in the past several decades, the Mormon church has transformed itself from a fringe sect into a thriving religion that embraces mainstream American values; its members include prominent and powerful politicians, university presidents, and corporate leaders. Mormons have always had a peculiar hold on the American imagination, but few know who the Mormons actually are or who they claim to be, and their story is one of the great neglected American narratives.

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  • "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of America's fastest-growing religions and, relative to its size, one of the richest. Church membership, now at over 12 million and growing, sweeps the globe. Nevertheless, from the moment of its founding in 1830, the church has been controversial. Within a month, it had 40 converts and almost as many enemies. In the early years, Mormons were hated, ridiculed, persecuted, and feared. Yet in the past several decades, the Mormon church has transformed itself from a fringe sect into a thriving religion that embraces mainstream American values; its members include prominent and powerful politicians, university presidents, and corporate leaders. Mormons have always had a peculiar hold on the American imagination, but few know who the Mormons actually are or who they claim to be, and their story is one of the great neglected American narratives."@en
  • "Documentary series that explores both the controversial history and the current reality of the Mormon faith, through access to the archives and leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as dissident exiles, and historians and scholars from within and outside the faith."@en
  • "In this revealing American Experience/Frontline co-production, dig deep into the Mormon past to understand the church today, and how they are finally confronting its history of what is fact and what is fiction."@en
  • "In this revealing American Experience/Frontline co- production, dig deep into the Mormon past to understand the church today, and how they are finally confronting its history of what is fact and what is fiction."@en
  • "Dig deep into the Mormon past to understand the church today. One of America's fastest-growing religions and, relative to its size, one of the richest. Church membership, now at twelve million and growing, sweeps the globe. From the moment of its founding in 1830, the church has been controversial. In the early years Mormons were hated, ridiculed, persecuted, and feared. In the past several decades, the Mormon Church has transformed itself from a fringe sect into a thriving religion that embraces mainstream American values."

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  • "Nonfiction television programs"@en
  • "Documentary television programs"@en
  • "Documentary television programs"
  • "Historical television programs"@en
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