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Disenchanted Lives: Apostasy and Ex-Mormonism among the Latter-day Saints
by E. Marshall Brooks
Rutgers University Press, 2018
Paper: 978-0-8135-9218-3 | Cloth: 978-0-8135-9219-0 | eISBN: 978-0-8135-9220-6
Library of Congress Classification BX8643.G74B76 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 289.332

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormons), often heralded as the fastest growing religion in American history, is facing a crisis of apostasy. Rather than strengthening their faith, the study of church history and scriptures by many members pushes them away from Mormonism and into a growing community of secular ex-Mormons. In Disenchanted Lives, E. Marshall Brooks provides an intimate, in-depth ethnography of religious disenchantment among ex-Mormons in Utah. Showing that former church members were once deeply embedded in their religious life, Brooks argues that disenchantment unfolds as a struggle to overcome the spiritual, social, and ideological devotion ex-Mormons had to the religious community and not out of a lack of dedication as prominently portrayed in religious and scholarly writing on apostasy.  
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