Abstract

The study traced major developments in the Swedish Mission. A decided help in this undertaking was the author's own long association with the Mormons in Sweden. The government attempted to prevent Mormon proselyting in the first two decades. This ended in a tacit approval for the Mormons to carry on. The conditions between both world wars induced fairly successful "hold-the-fort" efforts. Youth conferences were especially vital in building a spirit of unity among Swedish Mormons.

The period after the second world war showed several definite trends. Membership increased three-fold to more than 5000. Chapels were acquired. Organizations on the mission and district levels were developed. European temples increased the personal commitment of the members greatly. The intensified training prepared them for mission, district, and branch leadership. It was part of a planned effort to have the members stay in their homeland and build the "Kingdom" instead of joining the Saints in America.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine

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Date Submitted

1973-08-01

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm377

Keywords

Mormon Church, Missions, Sweden, Districts

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