Joseph Smith, Jr.

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 more

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  • Hardback | 296 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0195369785
  • 9780195369786
  • 2,045,084

Table of contents

PART I: AMERICAN PROPHET ; 1. Introduction, Reid L. Neilson and Terryl L. Givens ; 2. Prophets in America circa 1830: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nat Turner, Joseph Smith, Richard H. Brodhead ; 3. Joseph Smith, American Culture, and the Origins of Mormonism, Klaus J. Hansen ; 4. I Love All Men Who Dive: Herman Melville and Joseph Smith, Richard Dilworth Rust ; 5. The Metaphysical Joseph Smith, Catherine L. Albanese ; 6. Joseph Smith vs. John C. Calhoun: The States Rights Dilemma and Early Mormon History, James B. Allen ; PART II: SACRED ENCOUNTERS ; 7. Joseph Smith and Creation of the Sacred, Richard Lyman Bushman ; 8. Joseph Smith: Prophecy, Process, and Plenitude, Terryl L. Givens ; 9. Visions, Revelations, and Courage in Joseph Smith, Douglas J. Davies ; 10. Seeking the Face of the Lord: Joseph Smith and the First Temple Tradition, Margaret Barker and Kevin Christensen ; PART III: PROPHETIC LEGACY ; 11. Tracking the Sincere Believer: Authentic Religion and the Enduring Legacy of Joseph Smith Jr., Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp ; 12. The Possibility of Joseph Smith: Some Evangelical Probings, Richard J. Mouw ; 13. The Prophethood of Joseph Smith, Wayne Hudson ; 14. Joseph Smith and Nineteenth-century Mormon Mappings of Asian Religions, Reid L. Neilson ; 15. Studying Joseph Smith Jr.: A Guide to the Sources, David J. Whittaker ; INDEXshow more

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