Mormonizm a ekonomia. Wprowadzenie
MORMONISM AND THE ECONOMICS. INTRODUCTION
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The Church of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church), with its unique religious doctrine and stormy social history, stirs up scholarly interest also due to the numerous ties linking the ideas of Mormonism with economics. Mormon scriptures provide us with a description of economic history of both the alleged ancient American tribes descending from the Old World ancestors and modern Mormon community. Sources of the Mormon doctrine instruct the believers what the shape of the economic activities of the Latter-day Saints should be like, and the way in which the actual business of individual Church members and the Church as a whole is conducted is well-worth learning and comparing with the Mormon ideals. Due amount of consideration has been given in the article to all the three above mentioned spheres and the reasons why the LDS Church keeps arousing doubts and fears in the American society despite its apparent closeness to the mainstream American socio-economic life, have been tackled, too. Further research should be done on the most interesting religious denomination, though, as – given its ambitions, not restricted to mere proselytism – the Mormon Church is bound to make itself heard of on many occasions in the future.
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