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Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship:

Tocqueville on New Prophets and the Tyranny of Public Opinion

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Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Published:
10/16/2020
Specs:
Digest / 5.25" x 8.25"
24 pages Saddle-stitched
Category:
Religion
Tags:
church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, democracy, faith, lds, Mormonism, public opinion, Tocqueville

Abstract: Louis Midgley discusses the rise and fall in popularity of Alexis de Toqueville’s unrivaled volumes entitled Democracy in America and the impressive renaissance of interest they have enjoyed since 1930. They were published at a time when Europe was looking for guiding principles to replace aristocratic governments with democratic regimes. Importantly, however, Toqueville also reflected broadly on the crucial roles of religion and family in sustaining the virtues necessary for stable democracies. Toqueville’s arguments that faith in God and in immortality are essential for maintaining a strong society of a free people are more crucial than ever to Latter-day Saints and all those wishing to preserve democracy in America today.

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