Mormons And Their Historians

✏Book Title : Mormons and Their Historians
✏Author : Davis Bitton
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1988-01-01
✏Pages : 200
✏ISBN : UOM:39015019166738
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Mormons and Their Historians Book Summary :

✏Book Title : The Ritualization of Mormon History and Other Essays
✏Author : Davis Bitton
✏Publisher : University of Illinois Press
✏Release Date : 1994-01-01
✏Pages : 194
✏ISBN : 0252020790
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Ritualization of Mormon History and Other Essays Book Summary : How did the Latter-day Saints of the 19th century defend their plural marriage system? What kind of poetry was written on the Mormon frontier, and what social function did it perform? In a collection intended to convey the excitement and variety of Mormon history, Bitton considers these and other issues, and demonstrates how a religious group survives and maintains its sense of identity in the face of change and adaptation to new circumstances.

✏Book Title : The Folklore Historian
✏Author :
✏Publisher : Simon Bronner
✏Release Date : 2001
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : IND:30000071006138
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Mormon History ✍ Ronald Warren Walker

✏Book Title : Mormon History
✏Author : Ronald Warren Walker
✏Publisher : University of Illinois Press
✏Release Date : 2001
✏Pages : 279
✏ISBN : 0252026195
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Faithful History ✍ George Dempster Smith

✏Book Title : Faithful History
✏Author : George Dempster Smith
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1992
✏Pages : 314
✏ISBN : WISC:89067401562
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Faithful History Book Summary : Over the past decade, Mormon history has undergone a transformation as LDS scholars have debated how their church's story should be written. New Mormon Historians distinguish between what they believe is verifiable and what they suspect may be folklore, and they approach history from a variety of different academic and social perspectives. Mormonism has also become of interest to non-LDS scholars. This raises the question of whether outsiders can truly understand Mormons, and conversely whether insiders can achieve enough detachment to see themselves objectively, or whether this is even desirable. Does history have an inherent meaning beyond the scholar's particular viewpoint, and should a writer strive to understand another person's perspective, or is one's own subjective vantage all that is possible and ultimately what is important? The new Mormon traditionalists contend that objectivity is, in fact, impossible and that history is written with certain pre-understandings; also, that some viewpoints are superior based on spiritual insight, including a belief in God and in Joseph Smith as the prophet, and that one should not impassively report examples of faith but should actively promote them. In this compilation, the editor has assembled sixteen essays which represent all sides of this ongoing discussion.

📒Mormonism ✍ W. Paul Reeve

✏Book Title : Mormonism
✏Author : W. Paul Reeve
✏Publisher : ABC-CLIO
✏Release Date : 2010
✏Pages : 449
✏ISBN : 9781598841077
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Mormonism Book Summary : Covering its historic development, important individuals, and central ideas and issues, this encyclopedia offers broad historical coverage of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. * 140 entries on individuals, places, events, and issues * An overview section of six essays tracing the history of Mormonism from Joseph Smith's vision to years of global expansion that began in the mid-20th century * 50 contributors who are among the world's foremost scholars on the Mormon religion and its history * A chronology of Mormonism from its beginnings in upstate New York to its current status as a globalized church headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah * A bibliography of the latest scholarship on Mormon history

📒Mysteries In History ✍ Paul Aron

✏Book Title : Mysteries in History
✏Author : Paul Aron
✏Publisher : ABC-CLIO
✏Release Date : 2005
✏Pages : 447
✏ISBN : 9781851098996
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Mysteries in History Book Summary : Provides theories and possible answers to such questions as why the pharaohs built the pyramids, why the Mayan culture collapsed, who discovered America, and who killed Jimmy Hoffa.

✏Book Title : Origin rise and progress of Mormonism Biography of its founders and history of its church etc With illustrations
✏Author : Pomeroy TUCKER
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1867
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : BL:A0023000645
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Origin rise and progress of Mormonism Biography of its founders and history of its church etc With illustrations Book Summary :

📒Adventures Of A Church Historian ✍ Leonard J. Arrington

✏Book Title : Adventures of a Church Historian
✏Author : Leonard J. Arrington
✏Publisher : University of Illinois Press
✏Release Date : 1998
✏Pages : 249
✏ISBN : 0252023811
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Adventures of a Church Historian Book Summary : Leonard J. Arrington was historian of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1972 to 1982. The first professional historian and the first noncentral authority to occupy this position, Arrington opened archival resources and presided over an unprecedented era of enlightenment in Mormon scholarship. Arrington's appointment came at a crucial point in LDS history -- as the institution was being transformed from a regional church whose ecclesiastical hierarchy presided directly over its congregants into a modern, worldwide church with an elaborate bureaucracy. Riveting chapters on the actions of the controversial Historical Department reveal details of his release and replacement as the old system gave way to the new.

📒Mormonism A Very Short Introduction ✍ Richard Lyman Bushman

✏Book Title : Mormonism A Very Short Introduction
✏Author : Richard Lyman Bushman
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2008-04-22
✏Pages : 144
✏ISBN : 0199718695
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Mormonism A Very Short Introduction Book Summary : Beginning with a handful of members in 1830, the church that Joseph Smith founded has grown into a world-wide organization with over 12 million adherents, playing prominent roles in politics, sports, entertainment, and business. Yet they are an oddity. They are considered wholesome, conservative, and friendly on one hand, and clannish, weird, and self-righteous on the other. Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction explains who Mormons are: what they believe and how they live their lives. Written by Richard Lyman Bushman, an eminent historian and practicing Mormon, this compact, informative volume ranges from the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the contentious issues of contemporary Mormonism. Bushman argues that Joseph Smith still serves as the Mormons' Moses. Their everyday religious lives are still rooted in his conceptions of true Christianity. They seek revelation to solve life's problems just as he did. They believe the authority to seal families together for eternity was restored through him. They understand their lives as part of a spiritual journey that started in a "council in heaven" before the world began just as he taught. Bushman's account also describes the tensions and sorrows of Mormon life. How are Mormons to hold on to their children in a world of declining moral standards and rampant disbelief? How do rational, educated Mormons stand up to criticisms of their faith? How do single Mormons fare in a church that emphasizes family life? The book also examines polygamy, the various Mormon scriptures, and the renegade fundamentalists who tarnish the LDS image when in fact they're not members. In a time when Mormons such as Mitt Romney and Harry Reid are playing prominent roles in American society, this engaging introduction enables readers to judge for themselves how Mormon teachings shape the character of believers. About the Series: Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.