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Joseph Smith Jr.: Reappraisals After Two Centuries

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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 ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published October 31st 2008)
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Godlarvae
Aug 07, 2015 Godlarvae rated it really liked it
I was pleasantly surprised by the intellectual stimulation this book of essays afforded me. Many new ideas and perspectives were presented in a spirit of "questing". The only reason that I didn't give a "five star" rating was probably because of a natural tendency of one or two of the writers to amaze us with fancy footwork and esoteric vocabulary . . . something that happens within the halls of academia to impress without giving practical or understandable information to the layman. My poor lit ...more
Brent Wilson
Feb 15, 2011 Brent Wilson rated it really liked it
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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.
Terry Earley
Jul 10, 2013 Terry Earley rated it it was ok
I did not read all of the essays, but may go back for more. Browse and select what strikes you.
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