the mormon hierarchy: origins of power

This second volume, a magisterial compilation of information, is a history of Mormon church leadership from 1848 to November 1996. The bureaucratization of Mormonism was inevitable, but the manner in which it occurred was unpredictable and will be, for readers, fascinating. It was precisely because there were no priests, ordinances, or dogma that people joined in such numbers. Eventually Mormonism became a hierarchical institution with a complex “priesthood” system. Table of Contents . Informative and eye opening. Thorough research of retroactive LDS church history, Reviewed in the United States on November 3, 2014. Born in December 1805, Joseph Smith, Jr., became the most prominent seer in his family. The Mormon Hierarchy: Extensions of Power, The Mormon Hierarchy: Wealth and Corporate Power, In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith. Quinn’s first volume, Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power surveys the period to the arrival of the Mormons in Utah in 1847. A study of how events and doctrines were retroactively added into the Mormon cannon of scripture and doctrinal practice, and the inevitable bureaucratization of Mormonism that followed. Reviewed in the United States on November 22, 2017. Article ID: DM570 | By: Luke P. Wilson. "The Mormon Hierarchy" is a two-volume work on the history of Mormonism, written by dissident Mormon D. Michael Quinn. Getting the straight dope on LDS Church History often seems to be a tug-o-war between sanitized 'official' histories and provocative 'anti-Mormon' works. He shows the reader that the "church" as it is structured today with defined Priesthood offices and responsibilities was not how it always was. Dennis Michael Quinn (born March 26, 1944) is an American historian who has focused on the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2013. This dynastic hierarchy meets in private; neither its minutes nor the church's finances are available for public review. This is arguably the most important new book to appear on Mormonism in the past quarter century, since Fawn Brodie’s landmark biography of Joseph Smith, No Man Knows My History (1971). Incredibly thorough recounting of the origin and evolution of the Mormon Priesthood...the interplay of the numerous and sprawling succession options is the most interesting part of the book. Unable to add item to List. He was excommunicated from the church as one of the September Six and is now openly gay. The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power. mike quinn's well documented book allows you in to see how the LDS church has evolved in process, doctrine and decision making. A lot of information that the lds church never talks about but which the author has solid references to back up. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. D. Michael Quinn, a former research assistant to the Church Historian's Office, has accumulated many sources to paint the history he portrays. He gets details that no other historian seems to get. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Eventually Mormonism became a hierarchical institution with a complex “priesthood” system. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. His parents Joseph Sr. and Lucy Mack nurtured all their children in a home where the wondrous, mundane, and spiritual commingled.1 In the beginning, their religious activities did not differ dramatically from the experiences of their contemporaries. Understanding the growing sense of “church” and the increasingly structured view of authority as priesthood is necessary to comprehend the currently elaborate organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Anything by Quinn will be well done, this is no exception....it's almost scary how it all began but, in many ways natural patterns. This is a good book for members of the LDS church to read. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. 1: Author: D. Michael Quinn: Publisher: Signature Books: List Price: $39.95: Our Price: $36.00: Date: 1994: Pages: 685: Additional Info: Description. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. It contains information which is not known by most members. I rely on Michael Quinn's recitation of Mormon history more than that of any other historian, including those of the LDS Church itself. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Unable to add item to List. Smith intended everyone to be a prophet, and anyone who felt called was invited to minister freely without formal office. Born in December 1805, Joseph Smith, Jr., became the most prominent seer in his family. Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download. Incredible detail. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. His major works include Early Mormonism and the Magic World View, Elder Statesman: A Biography of J. Reuben Clark, the two-volume Mormon Hierarchy series (Origins of Power, Extensions of Power), and Same-Sex Dynamics among Nineteenth-Century Americans: A Mormon Example. Getting the straight dope on LDS Church History often seems to be a tug-o-war between sanitized 'official' histories and provocative 'anti-Mormon' works. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. That same year (1835) a Quorum of Twelve Apostles was organized, but their jurisdiction was limited to areas outside established stakes (dioceses). Historian D. Michael Quinn examines the contradictions and confusion of the first two tumultuous decades of LDS history. D. Michael Quinn, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1994), xv + 685, photos, notes, appendices, index, ISBN 1-56085-056-6 This is arguably the most important new book on Mormonism in half a century, since Fawn Brodie's landmark biography of Joseph Smith, No Man Knows My History (1945). Please try your request again later. The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power. Quinn opts instead for a descriptive approach, laying out the facts as he sees them and leaving the analysis largely to the reader. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Good book if you are interested in the conflicts between the leaders of the Mormon church. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Before it was an organization, Mormonism was a private religious awakening in a single family. Reviewed in the United States on July 16, 2016. Quinn opts instead for a descriptive approach, laying out the facts as he sees them and leaving the analysis largely to the reader. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. it will blow your socks off. These offices evolved over time and as such required previous revelations to be revised and events from the past to be retroactively documented to fit Joseph Smith's evolving concept of "church" and authority. Quinn occasionally tips his hand by including sensational (and sometimes poorly substantiated) claims but 'reels it in' elsewhere by providing context for points of history that are easily misinterpreted. it will blow your socks off. It contains information which is not known by most members. Not until seven years later did Mormons first learn that authority had been restored by angels or of the need for a hierarchy mirroring the Pauline model. The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power - D.Michael Quinn D. Michael Quinn, a former research assistant to the Church Historian's Office, has accumulated many sources to paint the history he portrays. 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