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- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 42.00
This work attempts to define the place of Mormonism within the framework of American religion. Examining key Mormon writings, it analyzes their approaches to the Bible and compares them with those of other American Protestants. It shows Mormon attitudes to be more diverse than previously thought. more...
- Utah State University Press 2005; US$ 16.95
There are no historical events that have more iconic significance for the people of Utah than the trek of the vanguard company of Mormons west in 1847. Its meaning may vary, but overall, the march has a highly symbolic and seminal historical importance for virtually all Utahns. While the journey has been widely celebrated, memorialized, and even sanctified... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2005; US$ 14.95
Leaving the Saints is an unforgettable memoir about one woman?s spiritual quest and journey toward faith. As ?Mormon royalty? within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Martha Beck was raised in a home frequented by the Church?s high elders?known as the apostles?and her existence was framed by their strict code of conduct. Wearing her... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
The Book of Mormon is a sacred text of the Latter Day Saint movement. It was first published in March 1830 by Joseph Smith, Jr. as The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. According to Smith, the book was originally written in otherwise unknown characters referred to as "reformed... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
In September 1857, a wagon train passing through Utah laden with gold was attacked. Approximately 140 people were slaughtered; only 17 children under the age of eight were spared. This incident in an open field called Mountain Meadows has ever since been the focus of passionate debate: Is it possible that official Mormon dignitaries were responsible... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 12.99
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... more...
- Utah State University Press 2008; US$ 24.95
One famous target of Progressive Era attempts to rein in monopolistic big business was the eastern Sugar Trust. Less known is how federal regulators also tried to break monopoly control over beet sugar in the West by going after the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company, a business supported and controlled by the Latter-day Saints church and run by Mormon authorities.... more...
- Utah State University Press 2006; US$ 27.95
In the wake of Joseph Smith Jr.?s murder in 1844, his following splintered, and some allied themselves with a maverick Mormon apostle, Lyman Wight. Sometimes called the "Wild Ram of Texas," Wight took his splinter group to frontier Texas, a destination to which Smith, before his murder, had considered moving his followers, who were increasingly unwelcome... more...