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Believing history : Latter-day Saint essays

Author: Richard L Bushman; Reid Larkin Neilson; Jed Woodworth
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2004.
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The eminent historian Richard Bushman here reflects on his faith and the history of his religion. By describing his own struggle to find a basis for belief in a skeptical world, Bushman poses the question of how scholars are to write about subjects in which they are personally invested. Does personal commitment make objectivity impossible? Bushman explicitly, and at points confessionally, explains his own  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bushman, Richard L.
Believing history.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2003055289
Named Person: Joseph Smith, Jr.; Joseph Smith, Jr.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Bushman; Reid Larkin Neilson; Jed Woodworth
ISBN: 9780231529563 0231529562
OCLC Number: 802041042
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 291 pages :) : illustrations
Contents: pt. 1. Belief --
pt. 2. The Book of Mormon and history --
pt. 3. Joseph Smith and culture.
Responsibility: Richard Lyman Bushman ; edited by Reid L. Neilson and Jed Woodworth.

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Over against the diffidence of evangelical historians, who may sometimes say too little in what they write, Bushman's essays are refreshingly bold. -- Elesha Coffman Christian Review 17 thoughtful Read more...

 
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