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Unformatted text preview: • Successful features of Mormon organization: o Elaborate structure creates real duties and responsibilities for most members o Leaves members in contact with the outside world o Member’s duties create wealth and converts to Mormonism. o Normal age and sex distribution of members o Seek out favorable ecological climate o Maintain dense internal networks while avoiding isolation o Resist secularization, remain fundamental o Adequately socialize young to limit secularization and defection. o A high conversion rate is necessary for success because converts are the most zealous and committed members. The majority of Mormons are always new converts. o To avoid problems in adolescence, give teens real responsibility...
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