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Product Code: XB365
Title: David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism
Author: Gregory A. Prince and Wm. Robert Wright
Publisher: The University of Utah Press
List Price: $29.95
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Date: 2005
Pages: 490
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From inside jacket:

Ordained as an apostle in 1906, David O. McKay served as president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1951 until his death in 1970. Under his leadership, the church experienced unparalleled growth, nearly tripling in total membership, and becoming a significant presence throughout the world.

The first book to draw upon the David O. McKay Papers at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, in addition to some two hundred interviews conducted by the authors, David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism focuses primarily on the years of McKay's presidency. During some of the most turbulent times in American and world history, McKay navigated the church through uncharted waters as it faced the challenges of worldwide growth in an age of communism, the civil rights movement, and ecumenism. Gregory Prince and Robert Wright have compiled a thorough history of the presidency of a much-loved prophet who left a lasting legacy within the LDS Church.

Table of Contents


  1. Prophet and Man
  2. Revelation and Prophecy
  3. Free Agency and Tolerance
  4. Blacks, Civil Rights, and the Priesthood
  5. Ecumenical Outreach
  6. Radio and Television Broadcasting
  7. Correlation and Church Administration
  8. The Education System
  9. The Building Program
  10. The Missionary Program
  11. Temple Building
  12. Confrontation with Communism
  13. An International Church
  14. Final Years
  15. Epilogue


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