Mormons and the Bible: The Place of the Latter-day Saints in American Religion - Updated Edition

Paperback | June 21, 2013

byPhilip L. Barlow

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Philip L. Barlow offers an in-depth analysis of the approaches taken to the Bible by major Mormon leaders, from its beginnings to the present. He shows that Mormon attitudes toward the Bible comprise an extraordinary mix of conservative, liberal, and radical ingredients: an almostfundamentalist adherence to the King James Version co-exists with belief in the possibility of new revelation and surprising ideas about the limits of human language. Barlow's exploration takes important steps toward unraveling the mystery of this quintessential American religious phenomenon. This updated edition of Mormons and the Bible includes an extended bibliography and a new preface, casting Joseph Smith's mission into a new frame and treating evolutions in Mormonism's biblical usage in recent decades.

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Philip L. Barlow offers an in-depth analysis of the approaches taken to the Bible by major Mormon leaders, from its beginnings to the present. He shows that Mormon attitudes toward the Bible comprise an extraordinary mix of conservative, liberal, and radical ingredients: an almostfundamentalist adherence to the King James Version co-ex...

Philip L. Barlow is Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture at Utah State University. His books include The Oxford Handbook to Mormonism (co-edited with Terryl Givens, forthcoming, 2013), The New Historical Atlas of Religion in America (OUP 2000, co-authored with Edwin Scott Gaustad) and, as co-editor with Mark Silk, Religion an...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:June 21, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface (1991)Preface (2013): Reinterpreting Joseph Smith and Pondering the Twenty-first CenturyAcknowledgmentsAbbreviationsA Note on Mormon Organization and NomenclatureIntroduction: The Bible in Antebellum America1. Before Mormonism: Joseph Smith and the Bible, 1820-18302. From the Birth of the Church to the Death of the Prophet3. Diversity and Development: The Bible Moves West4. The Mormon Response to Higher Criticism5. Why the King James Version?6. The Late Twentieth Century [will need to be corrected in chapter headings]Summary: The Ambiguities of a New Religious TraditionSelect BibliographySelect Bibliography since 1991Index