TERRYL L. GIVENS is Professor of Religion and Literature at the University of Richmond, Virginia. He is the author of By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion (2002) and The Viper on the Hearth: Mormons, Myths, and the Construction of Heresy (1997).
Latter-day Saint Experience in America (The American Religious Experience Series)by Terryl L. Givens
Having written two previous books about Mormons, Givens (religion and literature, U. of Richmond, Virginia) was a logical choice to contribute an account of them to the series. He describes the religion's 19th-century origin and development, anti-Mormonism in American history, orthodoxy and heresy, the Mormon canon, worship and organization, politics and society, intellectual and cultural life, schisms and secularism, and Latter-day Saints as a global church. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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