Joseph Smith, Jr. : Reappraisals After Two Centuries: Reappraisals After Two Centuries

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Reid L. Neilson Assistant Professor Church History and Doctrine Brigham Young University, Terryl L. Givens Professor of Religion and Literature Department of English University of Richmond
Oxford University Press, USA, Oct 31, 2008 - Religion - 296 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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User Review  - Terry Earley - Goodreads

I did not read all of the essays, but may go back for more. Browse and select what strikes you. Read full review

Review: Joseph Smith Jr.: Reappraisals After Two Centuries

User Review  - Brent Wilson - Goodreads

Very interesting combination of Mormon and non-Mormon scholars interpreting Joseph Smith from a number of perspectives. Standout chapters by Terryl Givens and Wayne Hudson, LDS and non-LDS respectively. Read full review


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Reid L. Nielson is an Assistant Professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University.