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By the hand of Mormon : the American scripture that launched a new world religion

Author: Terryl L Givens; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author explores the Book of Mormon and how it has been seen as a sacred sign, the imaginative ravings of a rustic religion-maker, or a Fifth Gospel supporting or perverting the Word of God,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terryl L Givens; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 019513818X 9780195138184
OCLC Number: 57501990
Notes: Title from title screen (viewed 13 Jan. 2005).
Originally published in print: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: "A seer shall the Lord my God raise up": the prophet and the plates --
"Out of the dust": the Book of Mormon comes forth --
"A marvelous work and a wonder": the Book of Mormon as a sacred sign --
"I, Nephi, wrote this record": the Book of Mormon as ancient history, part 1, the search for a Mesoamerican Troy --
"I, Nephi, wrote this record": the Book of Mormon as ancient history, part 2, the search for a rational belief --
"Devices of the devil": the Book of Mormon as cultural product or sacred fiction --
"Plain and precious truths": the Book of Mormon as new theology, part 1, the encounter with biblical Christianity --
"Plain and precious truths": The Book of Mormon as new theology, part 2, dialogic revelation --
"A standard unto my people": the Book of Mormon as cultural touchstone.
Responsibility: Terryl L. Givens.

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This is a closely written, thoughtful (if polemical) book by a devoted scholar. It is certainly provocative reading, whether you happen to be a Mormon or not. New York Times A remarkably lucid and Read more...

 
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