By Melvyn HammarbergThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has 6 million individuals within the usa this day (and thirteen million worldwide). but, whereas there was large learn of Mormon heritage, relatively little scholarly realization has been paid to modern Mormons. the easiest sociological research of Mormon lifestyles, Thomas O'Dea's The Mormons, is now over fifty years outdated. what's it prefer to be a Mormon in the United States at the present time? Melvyn Hammarberg makes an attempt to reply to this question by way of providing an ethnography of up to date Mormons. In The Mormon Quest for Glory, Hammarberg examines Mormon background, rituals, social association, relatives connections, gender roles, inventive traditions, use of media, and missionary paintings. He writes as a sympathetic outsider who has studied Mormon lifestyles for many years, and strives to give an explanation for the spiritual international of the Latter-day Saints throughout the lens in their personal non secular knowing. Drawing on a survey, player statement, interviews, concentration teams, attendance at non secular gatherings, diaries, church periodicals, lesson manuals, and different church literature, Hammarberg goals to provide a complete photograph of the spiritual global of the Latter-day Saints.