The Millenarian World of Early Mormonism

The Millenarian World of Early Mormonism

by Grant Underwood


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      The most detailed study yet of early Mormon thought about the "end
        times," The Millenarian World of Early Mormonism shows how
        early LDS interpretation of the Bible and the Book of Mormon affected,
        and was affected by, Mormon millennial doctrines. Grant Underwood provides
        the first comprehensive linkage of the history of early Mormonism and
        millennial thought, reassessing Mormonism's relationship to the dominant
        culture and placing Mormon millennial thought in the broader context of
        Judeo-Christian ideas about the end of the world.
      "A model of first-rate scholarship and balanced interpretation;
        it has much to say not only to those interested in Mormon history but
        also to anyone seeking to understand the role of millenarian ideas in
        the American experience." — Michael Barkun, Journal of American
      "No serious student of early Mormon history should fail to read
        this book." — L. B. Tipson, Choice
      "A signal contribution to Mormon studies. Anyone who wishes to explore
        the core of the Mormon identity in the nineteenth century will have to
        come to terms with this book." — Richard T. Hughes, author of Reviving
        the Ancient Faith: The Story of Churches of Christ in America

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252068263
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 03/01/1999
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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