Joseph Smith, Jr. : Reappraisals After Two Centuries

Joseph Smith, Jr. : Reappraisals After Two Centuries

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Mormon founder Joseph Smith is one of the most controversial figures of nineteenth-century American history, and a virtually inexhaustible subject for analysis. In this volume, fifteen scholars offer essays on how to interpret and understand Smith and his legacy. Including essays by both Mormons and non-Mormons, this wide-ranging collection is the only available survey of contemporary scholarly opinion on the extraordinary man who started one of the fastest growing religious traditions in the modern world.Emersona#39;s Divinity School address proclaims that the function of the great prophets of the past is to call us to our own prophetic ... Emersona#39;s great 1841 essay a€œSelf-Reliancea€ expands on this message with the difference that, while the Divinityanbsp;...

Title:Joseph Smith, Jr. : Reappraisals After Two Centuries
Author:Reid L. Neilson Assistant Professor Church History and Doctrine Brigham Young University, Terryl L. Givens Professor of Religion and Literature Department of English University of Richmond
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2008-10-31


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