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Return to the City of JosephModern Mormonism's Contest for the Soul of Nauvoo$
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Scott C. Esplin

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042102

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042102.001.0001

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Epilogue

Epilogue

The Future for Faith in Nauvoo

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Return to the City of Joseph
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Scott C. Esplin

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042102.003.0008

This chapter explores the future for faith and community relations in Nauvoo as a result of the city’s twentieth-century restoration boom. It examines the directions taken by the various constituents, including The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Community of Christ), and local residents unaffiliated with either faith. Additionally, it explores how Nauvoo acts as a case study for the bargains made by a community when it selects, or has selected for it, a tourism-based economy. Finally, it opines regarding ways the parties involved can work together for the good of Nauvoo.

Keywords:   Nauvoo, Illinois, Mormonism, tourism, pilgrimage, ecumenical outreach, self-determination, rural decline

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