The relationship of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) to its members in a variety of cultural locations has come under increasing scholarly scrutiny in recent years. We hope to contribute to these discussions within this chapter by demonstrating how identity in global religions is shaped by history, context, and the majority culture of host nations. Whilst Ireland and the United Kingdom (UK) are geographically close, politics and history have combined to give each region its own experience of faith, culture, and globalised religion. We outline below how the LDS Church is experienced in these locations, the challenges it encounters in conducting missionary work, and the commonalities and divergences in the everyday religious experiences of its UK and Irish membership.
|Title of host publication||The Palgrave Handbook of Global Mormonism|
|Editors||R. Gordon Shepherd, A. Gary Shepherd, Ryan T. Cragun|
|Publisher||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Number of pages||27|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Nov 2020|