Return to the city of Joseph : modern Mormonism's contest for the soul of Nauvoo (eBook, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Return to the city of Joseph : modern Mormonism's contest for the soul of Nauvoo

Author: Scott C Esplin
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Return to the City of Joseph' examines the conflicts over historical memory that have developed as Mormonism returned to western Illinois. It focuses on the social history of the community, examining interactions between groups impacted by Mormonism's touristic takeover. In a broader way, it also intersects with studies of historical tourism and pilgrimage.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Esplin, Scott C. (Scott Clair), 1974-
Return to the city of Joseph.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018019672
(OCoLC)1040079452
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott C Esplin
ISBN: 9780252050855 0252050851
OCLC Number: 1065537411
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 199 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : "Come after us" --
The Mormon city in decline --
Nauvoo as a Reorganized Church foothold --
Latter-day Saint re-interest in Nauvoo --
Nauvoo restoration incorporated and a formal Latter-day Saint presence in Nauvoo --
Responding to the restoration : competing visions and unanswered questions --
The reconstructed Nauvoo Temple : crown jewel of the restoration --
Epilogue : the future for faith in Nauvoo --
Appendix : chronology of restoration projects in Nauvoo/Carthage.
Responsibility: Scott C. Esplin.

Abstract:

'Return to the City of Joseph' examines the conflicts over historical memory that have developed as Mormonism returned to western Illinois. It focuses on the social history of the community, examining interactions between groups impacted by Mormonism's touristic takeover. In a broader way, it also intersects with studies of historical tourism and pilgrimage.

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"Esplin thoughtfully chronicles the birth, death, and resurrection of Nauvoo from a variety of Mormon perspectives. He deftly analyzes why this religious settlement on the Mississippi has engendered Read more...

 
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