From the Outside Looking In: Essays on Mormon History, Theology, and Culture

From the Outside Looking In: Essays on Mormon History, Theology, and Culture

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ISBN-13: 9780190244668
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/02/2015
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Reid L. Neilson is Assistant Church Historian and Recorder/Managing Director in the Church History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Matthew J. Grow is the Director of Publications in the Church History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Table of Contents

General Introduction by Richard Lyman Bushman

Part 1: The American Religious Landscape
Introduction by Reid L. Neilson
1. Alan Taylor, "The Free Seekers: Religious Culture in Upstate New York, 1790-1835"
2. Richard H. Brodhead, "Prophets in America ca. 1830: Emerson, Nat Turner, Joseph Smith"
3. Stephen J. Stein, "Historical Reflections on Mormon Futures"
4. Catherine A. Brekus, "Mormon Women and the Problem of Historical Agency"
5. Leigh Schmidt, "Mormons, Freethinkers, and the Limits of Toleration"

Part 2: The Creation of Mormon Identities
Introduction by Matthew J. Grow
6. Charles L. Cohen, "The Construction of the Mormon People"
7. Elliott West, "Becoming Mormon"
8. Randall Balmer, "'Faith in the Religion of Their Fathers': Passing Mormonism from One Generation to the Next"

Part 3: The Study of Western Histories
Introduction by Matthew J. Grow
9. Dell Upton, "What the Mormon Cultural Landscape Can Teach Us"
10. William Deverell, "Thoughts from the Farther West: Mormons, California, and the Civil War"
11. Walter Nugent, "The Mormons and America's Empires"
12. George A. Miles, "Mormon Stories: A Librarian's Perspective"

Part 4. The Study of Global Religions
Introduction by Reid L. Neilson
13. David B. Marshall, "The Latter-day Saints, the Doughnut, and Post-Christian Canada"
14. Philip Jenkins, "Letting Go: Understanding Mormon Growth in Africa"
15. Jehu J. Hanciles, "'Would That All God's People Were Prophets': Mormonism and the New Shape of Global Christianity"

Index

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