American Religion And The Third Transformation Of Mormonism The paper argues that mainstream Mormonism has experienced three transformations since its formal organization in 1830. In the last several decades, it has entered its fourth stage or form. These stages are deeply linked to geography, the space that Mormonism inhabits and interprets. Comprehension of these stages and their connections to interpreted space can help us better appreciate Mormon history and the Mormon present. Such comprehension also has implications for understanding other religions of America and the world.
Philip L. Barlow