JOSEPH SMITH AND THE BEGINNINGS OF MORMONISM

JOSEPH SMITH AND THE BEGINNINGS OF MORMONISM

By: Bushman, Richard L.

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Orange cover, very slight corner wear. Previous owner name inside front cover.Else is very good. ; The core of Mormon belief was a conviction about actual events. The test of faith was not adherence to a certain confession of faith but belief that Christ was resurrected, that Joseph Smith saw God, that the Book of Mormon was true history, and tht Peter, James, and John restored the apostleship. Mormonism was history, not philosophy.It is as history that Richard L. Bushman analyzes the emergence of Mormonism in the early nineteenth century. Bushman, however, brings to his study a unique set of credentials - he is both a prize-winning historian and a faithful member of the Latter-day Saints church. For Mormons and non-Mormons alike, then, his book provides a very special perspective on an endlessly fascinating subject.Building upon previous accounts and incorporating recently discovered contemporary sources, Bushman focuses on the first twenty-five years of Joseph Smith's life - up to his move to Kirtland, Ohio, in 1831. Bushman shows how the rural Yankee culture of New England and New York - especially evangelical revivalism, Christian rationalism, and folk magic - both influenced and hindered the formation of Smith's new religion. ; 6" x 9"; 262 pages; 0252060121

Title: JOSEPH SMITH AND THE BEGINNINGS OF MORMONISM

Author Name: Bushman, Richard L.

Categories: Church History, Joseph Smith Jr., Joseph Fielding Smith Jr.,

Publisher: Urbana And Chicago, University of Illinios Press: 1988

Binding: Paperback

Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 18734

Keywords: Mormons Mormonism,