In the Presence of the Past : Continuity and Change in Twentieth-Century Mormonism
Alexander, Thomas G.,Embry, Jessie L.
After 150 Years
Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, Brigham Young University
Shipps argues that there were significant changes from 19th to 20th century Mormonism. She expalins that these changes can best be seen by examining the world view that each condition represented. She says that in the 20th century members have begun to define their own relationship to other communicants and to those outside the fold by adherence to a particular code of conduct. Mormons are now not physically isolated from the world -- the separation is now psychic.