All Abraham's Children
Changing Mormon Conceptions of Race and Lineage
Awards and Recognition:
Winner of the Best Book Award from the Mormon History Association, 2004.
Example of Mormon beliefs and behavior towards minorities
All Abrahamís Children is Armand L. Maussís long-awaited magnum opus on the evolution of traditional Mormon beliefs and practices concerning minorities. He examines how members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have defined themselves and others in terms of racial lineages.
Mauss describes a complex process of the broadening of these self-defined lineages during the last part of the twentieth century as the modern Mormon church continued its world-wide expansion through massive missionary work.
Mauss contends that Mormon constructions of racial identity have not necessarily affected actual behavior negatively and that in some cases Mormons have shown greater tolerance than other groups in the American mainstream.
Employing a broad intellectual historical analysis to identify shifts in LDS behavior over time, All Abrahamís Children is an important commentary on current models of Mormon historiography.
ďThis exceptionally well-articulated book is an important work on Mormon race relations and a significant statement of Mormon intellectual and cultural history.Ē--Ronald W. Walker, author of Wayward Saints: The Godbeites and Brigham Young and coauthor of Mormon History
ďAll Abrahamís Children affords a highly engrossing and superbly researched account of changing Mormon relations with minorities from the time of the religionís founding to the present. I expect it to become a classic.Ē--Charles Y. Glock, coauthor of Christian Beliefs and Anti-Semitism and The Anatomy of Racial Attitudes
To order online:
To order by phone:
(800) 621-2736 (USA/Canada)
(773) 702-7000 (International)
The Mormon Struggle with Assimilation
Armand L. Mauss
A Documentary History
Edited by Matthew L. Harris and Newell G. Bringhurst
36 Mormon Women Talk Candidly about Love, Sex, and Marriage
Edited by Holly Welker
Modern Mormonism's Contest for the Soul of Nauvoo
Scott C. Esplin
The Mormon Office of Presiding Patriarch
Irene M. Bates and E. Gary Smith
Ezra Taft Benson in Mormonism and Politics
Edited by Matthew L. Harris
Edited by Michael S. Hogue
The 1920-21 Diary of David O. McKay in the Latter-day Saint Island Missions
David O. McKay Edited by Reid L. Neilson and Carson V. Teuscher