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Joseph Smith, Jr. : reappraisals after two centuries

Author: Reid L Neilson; Terryl Givens
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.--From publisher description.
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Named Person: Joseph Smith, Jr.; Joseph Smith, Jr.; Joseph Smith
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Reid L Neilson; Terryl Givens
ISBN: 9780195369786 0195369785 9780195369762 0195369769
OCLC Number: 214322801
Description: xi, 284 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prophets in America circa 1830 : Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nat Turner, Joseph Smith / Richard H. Brodhead --
Joseph Smith, American culture, and the origins of Mormonism / Klaus J. Hansen --
"I love all men who dive" : Herman Melville and Joseph Smith / Richard Dilworth Rust --
The metaphysical Joseph Smith / Catherine L. Albanese --
Joseph Smith vs. John C. Calhoun : the state's rights dilemma and early Mormon history / James B. Allen --
Joseph Smith and creation of the sacred / Richard Lyman Bushman --
Joseph Smith : prophecy, process, and plenitude / Terryl L. Givens --
Visions, revelations, and courage in Joseph Smith / Douglas J. Davies --
Seeking the face of the Lord : Joseph Smith and the first temple tradition / Margaret Barker and Kevin Christensen --
Tracking the sincere believer : "authentic" religion and the enduring legacy of Joseph Smith Jr. / Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp --
The possibility of Joseph Smith : some evangelical probings / Richard J. Mouw --
The prophethood of Joseph Smith / Wayne Hudson --
Joseph Smith and nineteenth-century Mormon mappings of Asian religions / Reid L. Neilson --
Studying Joseph Smith Jr. : a guide to the sources / David J. Whittaker.
Responsibility: edited by Reid L. Neilson and Terryl L. Givens.
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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.--From publisher description.

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