Early Mormonism and the magic world view

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Signature Books, 1987 - Religion - 313 pages
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User Review  - Samantha Newman - Goodreads

More like "skimmed" than "read." It was due back before I could give it a close reading, and I couldn't renew it. But it was fascinating and seemed revelatory for me. Like whaaaaa?! This happened and this whole time I didn't know?! Wanted to read it more closely. Read full review

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User Review  - Anne - Goodreads

I really tried to like this book, but got bogged down in his constant citing of sources, which made me have to go back and re-read whole passages. And he had to make some pretty long reaches to get to ... 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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