Searching for the New Zion. Salt Lake or the Invisible City

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dc.contributor.author Romerales Espinosa, Enrique
dc.contributor.other UAM. Departamento de Filosofía es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-10T10:04:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-10T10:04:26Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Philosophical Readings 8.3 (2016): 186-195 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2036-4989 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10486/677501
dc.description.abstract In Mormonism the idea of Zion was prominent from the beginning. Joseph Smith was initially looking for an American city to become the City of God, the New Zion. Afterwards, he aimed at founding a brand new city. Finally, after several unsuccessful attempts and Smith’s death, Brigham Young realized the Mormons needed a whole new land, with its capital located beyond the reach of hostile Gentiles. Thus, Mormons marched far away to the West, and Salt Lake City was set up, planned and developed. But the idea of Salt Lake-Zion involved a contradiction. It should be a pure, organized, harmonious, saint and luminous city, reflecting the Glory of the Lord. But it also should attract people from all over the world, in order to finally conquer the Earth and surrender all nations to the true God. And these tensions have been present all along Salt Lake City history: a city both hidden and a crossroad, sacred and mundane, spiritual and material, apart from the U.S. and a State of the Union, where the LDS Church is a big corporation, and most companies have some religious component. It was designed to be a secret, invisible city, but also to eventually become the axis mundi, and the place for the Lord to arrive in His second and final coming en_US
dc.format.extent 10 pag. es_ES
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf es_ES
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher Philosophical Readings en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Philosophical Readings en_US
dc.subject.other Salt Lake City en_US
dc.subject.other Zion en_US
dc.subject.other City of God en_US
dc.subject.other City planning en_US
dc.subject.other Plat en_US
dc.subject.other Temple en_US
dc.subject.other Mormons en_US
dc.subject.other Joseph Smith en_US
dc.subject.other Brigham Young en_US
dc.subject.other Utah es_ES
dc.title Searching for the New Zion. Salt Lake or the Invisible City en_US
dc.type article en
dc.subject.eciencia Filosofía es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 186 es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationissue 3 es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 195 es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 8 es_ES
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dc.authorUAM Romerales Espinosa, Enrique (259364)


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