Saako enää kutsua 'mormoniksi'? Tuttuuden ja todellisen identiteetin tasapainoilu

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Publikationens författare: Kim Östman
Publiceringsår: 2019
Tidskrift: Teologinen Aikakauskirja
Volym: 124
Nummer: 1
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 2
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 17


Abstrakt

Is “Mormon” Still Acceptable? Striking a Balance between Familiarity and
Identity — Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
are known more commonly as “Mormons,” their church as “the Mormon
Church,” and their faith system as “Mormonism.” This article discusses
the origins of and hitherto long-term symbiosis between the popular name
and the church’s official name, the former having originated from a
place of familiarity and the latter having been formed to communicate
the believers’ identity. Following what the church president announced
as divine revelation, however, the church has begun distancing itself
from most uses of the popular term “Mormon” in favor of emphasizing its
self-identity as a pure Christian tradition and hopes that outsiders
will also adopt this referential change.


Nyckelord

Mormonism, Religious studies, Theology

Senast uppdaterad 2019-12-12 vid 04:17