THE VIPER ON THE HEARTH - Mormons, Myths, and the Construction of Heresy

THE VIPER ON THE HEARTH - Mormons, Myths, and the Construction of Heresy

By: Givens, Terryl

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Brand new hardcover book! ; Nineteenth-century American writers frequently cast the Mormon as a stock villain in such fictional genres as mysteries, westerns, and popular romances. The Mormons were depicted as a violent and perverse people--the "viper on the hearth"--who sought to violate the domestic sphere of the mainstream. While other critics have mined the socio-political sources of anti-Mormonism, Givens is the first to reveal how popular fiction, in its attempt to deal with the sources and nature of this conflict, constructed an image of the Mormon as a religious and social "Other."; Religion in America; 6.25" x 9.5"; 205 pages; 0195101839

Title: THE VIPER ON THE HEARTH - Mormons, Myths, and the Construction of Heresy

Author Name: Givens, Terryl

Categories: Mormon Doctrine, Church History, Non-Fiction, Humor, Folklore,

Publisher: New York; Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: New

Seller ID: 41250

Keywords: The Viper On The Hearth Terryl Givens Mormons, Myths, And The Construction Of Heresy Religion In America,