Joseph Smith, Jr.: Reappraisals After Two Centuries

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Reid L. Neilson, Terryl L. Givens
OUP USA, Mar 5, 2009 - Religion - 284 pages
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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. Including essays by both Mormons and non-Mormons, this wide-ranging collection is the only available survey of contemporary scholarly opinion on the extraordinary man who started one of the fastest growing religious traditions in the modern world.

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Contents

Introduction
3
Joseph Smith American Culture
31
Melville and Joseph Smith
47
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

TERRYL L. GIVENS is Professor of Religion and Literature at the University of Richmond, Virginia. He is the author of By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion (2002) and The Viper on the Hearth: Mormons, Myths, and the Construction of Heresy (1997).

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