Early Mormonism and the magic world view

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Signature Books, 1987 - Religion - 313 pages
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This book was so well researched and super interesting. - Goodreads
As per usual, Quinn's research is exhaustive. - Goodreads
His research alone proves his point. - Goodreads

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A very interesting and note-worthy addition to the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Quinn has obviously done much research I just wish he hadn't felt the need to defend himself against his detractors. His research alone proves his point. Read full review

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Painstakingly rendered, but there is some really interesting information in here, especially for someone like me who has always been told to brush Joseph Smith's treasure seeking under the rug. If ... Read full review

Contents

Early Americas ReligioMagical Heritage
1
Divining Rods Treasure Digging and Seer Stones
27
Ritual Magic Astrology and Talismans
53
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About the author (1987)

D. Michael Quinn is a writer and educator who graduated from Yale University. Quinn was a professor as well as the director of the graduate history program at Bringham Young University. Quinn's scholarly knowledge of Mormon and American histories led him to write The Mormon Hierarchy, and Same Sex Dynamics among Nineteenth-Century Americans: A Mormon Example. Quinn has been a grant recipient from such institutions as Yale University, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has also been awarded the George W. Egleston Prize, the Samuel F. Bemis Prize, and the Best Book and Best Article awards from the Mormon History Association.

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