Award Date

1-1-2000

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Anthropology and Ethnic Studies

First Committee Member

George Urioste

Number of Pages

96

Abstract

The focus of this thesis will be a narrative overview of the religious commune at EskDale, Utah and its affiliated religious sect, the Order of Aaron. This study includes field research utilizing participant observation, informal interview and formal interview methods. Historical background information was gathered with a literature review and from newspaper clippings, letters and other documents supplied to me by the community at EskDale and the Order of Aaron; Through this study I will review the founding of the religion and the community. I will also identify changes, previously undocumented, that have occurred during the last ten years. Descriptions of the life of the community will be based on my first impressions, gathered during a period of less than three weeks, at EskDale. Practices and beliefs of the Order of Aaron and EskDale will be compared to other religious and communal groups.

Keywords

Aaron; Communes; Eskdale; Order; Religious; Utah

Controlled Subject

Ethnology; Theology

File Format

pdf

File Size

2703.36 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/ccjs-xknf


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