The Rise of the Mormons: Latter-Day Saint Growth in the 21st Century

The Rise of the Mormons: Latter-Day Saint Growth in the 21st Century

by Mark Koltko-Rivera

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615710310
Publisher: 7th Street Books
Publication date: 10/08/2012
Pages: 412
Sales rank: 333,175
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Mark Koltko-Rivera, Ph.D., holds a doctoral degree from the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University (NYU). He is an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association. For his scholarship, he has received several awards: the Margaret Gorman Early Career Award in the psychology of religion (from the Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality), the Carmi Harari Early Career Award for Inquiry (Society for Humanistic Psychology), and, on two occasions, the George A. Miller Award for an outstanding recent article on general psychology (Society for General Psychology). He has taught at NYU, the University of Central Florida, and elsewhere.

His psychological scholarship has appeared in Review of General Psychology, the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, and Psychotherapy.

He was born and raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, where he long lived in the East Village. He graduated from Regis High School (NYC), and holds an undergraduate degree from Haverford College (majoring in psychology) and a masters degree from Fordham University (in counseling).

Mark Koltko-Rivera converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while attending college. He served for two years as an LDS missionary in the Japan Okayama Mission. He has served in the Church as a home teacher (i.e., priesthood visitor), a Sunday School teacher, a member of a stake high council, and a bishop's counselor (the rough equivalent of an associate pastor).

He has published articles in the independent LDS publications Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought and Sunstone magazine.

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