By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion

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Oxford University Press, 14‏/03‏/2002 - 336 من الصفحات
With over 100 million copies in print, the Book of Mormon has spawned a vast religious movement, but it remains little discussed outside Mormon circles. Now Terry L. Givens offers a full-length treatment of this influential work, illuminating the varied meanings and tempestuous impact of this uniquely American scripture. Givens examines the text's role as a divine testament of the Last Days and as a sacred sign of Joseph Smith's status as a modern-day prophet. He assesses its claim to be a history of the pre-Columbian peopling of the Western Hemisphere, and later explores how the Book has been defined as a cultural product--the imaginative ravings of a rustic religion-maker. Givens further investigates its status as a new American Bible or Fifth Gospel, one that displaces, supports, or, in some views, perverts the canonical Word of God. Finally, Givens highlights the Book's role as the engine behind what may become the next world religion. The most wide-ranging study on the subject outside Mormon presses, By the Hand of Mormon will fascinate anyone curious about a religious people who, despite their numbers, remain strangers in our midst.
 

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Givens' By the Hand of Mormon is a fascinating and scholarly book that examines the text's role as a divine testament of the Last Dispensation and as a sacred sign of Joseph Smith's status as a modern ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

By the hand of Mormon: the American scripture that launched a new world religion

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In 1830, Joseph Smith, founder of the Christian sect known as Mormons, published writings he had translated from golden plates reputedly delivered to him by the angel Moroni. These writings were to ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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A Seer Shall the Lord My God Raise Up The Prophet and the Plates
8
Out of the Dust The Book of Mormon Comes Forth
43
A Marvelous Work and a Wonder The Book of Mormon as Sacred Sign
62
I Nephi Wrote This Record The Book of Mormon as Ancient History Part 1The Search for a Mesoamerican Troy
89
I Nephi Wrote This Record The Book of Mormon as Ancient History Part 2The Search for a Rational Belief
117
Devices of the Devil The Book of Mormon as Cultural Product or Sacred Fiction
155
Plain and Precious Truths The Book of Mormon as New Theology Part 1The Encounter with Biblical Christianity
185
Plain and Precious Truths The Book of Mormon as New Theology Part 2Dialogic Revelation
209
A Standard Unto My People The Book of Mormon as Cultural Touchstone
240
Notes
247
Index
311
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Terryl L. Givens did graduate work at Cornell University in intellectual history and at UNC Chapel Hill, where he received his PhD in comparative literature. He holds the Jabez A. Bostwick Chair of English and is Professor of Literature and Religion at the University of Richmond, where he teaches courses in nineteenth-century studies and the Bible's influence on Western literature. His writing has been praised by the New York Times as "provocative reading," and his numerous books include When Souls Had Wings, a history of the idea of premortal life in Western thought, as well as The God Who Weeps (with Fiona Givens) and Wrestling the Angel.

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