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The buildings at the center: Latter-Day Saint tabernacles in the Mormon Culture Region


2005 2005

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Tabernacles are a largely overlooked feature of communities in the Mormon Culture Region. Though the tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City has world-wide recognition, very little has been written about the other 78 that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints built between 1847 and 1953. This thesis discusses the religious, cultural, and social motivations behind the planning and construction of tabernacles, as evidenced by developments such as the Plat of the City of Zion and the Priesthood Reorganization of 1877, as well as the numerous uses of these buildings. The significance of the buildings in the development of communities is investigated using an interdisciplinary approach, utilizing the work of historians, geographers, and sociologists. The study also addresses why tabernacles are no longer built and the significance that they have in the communities where they still stand.

Indexing (details)


Subject
American history;
Religious congregations;
Geography
Classification
0337: American history
0330: Religious congregations
0366: Geography
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Utah
Title
The buildings at the center: Latter-Day Saint tabernacles in the Mormon Culture Region
Author
McArthur, Aaron James
Number of pages
164
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0506
Source
MAI 44/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542387609, 0542387603
Advisor
Wrobel, David
University/institution
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University location
United States -- Nevada
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1429715
ProQuest document ID
305390031
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305390031
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