The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism

Hardcover | October 15, 2015

EditorTerryl L. Givens, Philip L. Barlow

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Scholarly interest in Mormon theology, history, texts, and practices--what makes up the field now known as Mormon studies--has reached unprecedented levels, making it one of the fastest-growing subfields in religious studies. In this volume, Terryl Givens and Philip Barlow, two leadingscholars of Mormonism, have brought together 45 of the top experts in the field to construct a collection of essays that offers a comprehensive overview of scholarship on Mormons. The book begins with a section on Mormon history, perhaps the most well-developed area of Mormon studies. Chapters in this section deal with questions ranging from how Mormon history is studied in the university to the role women have played over time. Other sections examine revelation andscripture, church structure and practice, theology, society, and culture. The final two sections look at Mormonism in a larger context. The authors examine Mormon expansion across the globe--focusing on Mormonism in Latin America, the Pacific, Europe, and Asia--in addition to the interaction betweenMormonism and other social systems, such as law, politics, and other faiths. Bringing together an impressive body of scholarship, this volume reveals the vast range of disciplines and subjects where Mormonism continues to play a significant role in the academic conversation.The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism will be an invaluable resource for those within the field, as wellas for people studying the broader, ever-changing American religious landscape.

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Scholarly interest in Mormon theology, history, texts, and practices--what makes up the field now known as Mormon studies--has reached unprecedented levels, making it one of the fastest-growing subfields in religious studies. In this volume, Terryl Givens and Philip Barlow, two leadingscholars of Mormonism, have brought together 45 of ...

Terryl L. Givens is James A. Bostwick Professor of English at the University of Richmond. He is the author of Wrestling the Angel: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Cosmos, God, Humanity. Philip L. Barlow is the Leonard Arrington Professor of Mormon History and Culture at Utah State University. He is the author of Mormons and the B...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:680 pages, 9.88 × 7.01 × 1.61 inPublished:October 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionTerryl Givens and Philip Barlow: I History of Mormonism1. Jan Shipps: An Interpretive Framework for Studying the History of Mormonism2. Daniel Walker Howe: Emergent Mormonism in Context3. W. Paul Reeve: The Mormon Church in Utah4. Matthew J. Grow: The Modern Mormon Church5. Claudia L. Bushman: Women in Mormonism6. William D. Russell: Understanding Multiple Mormonisms7. David J. Whittaker: Mormon Studies as an Academic DisciplineII Revelation and Scripture8. Richard L. Bushman: Joseph Smith and His Visions9. Laurie Maffly-Kipp: Mormons and the Bible10. Grant Hardy: The Book of Mormon11. David F. Holland: Revelation and the Open Canon in MormonismIII Ecclesiastical Structure and Praxis12. Gregory A. Prince: Mormon Priesthood and Organization13. Reid L. Neilson: Mormon Mission Work14. James E. Falconer: The Mormon Temple and Mormon Ritual15. Tona J. Hangen: Lived Religion among MormonsIV Mormon Thought16. Philip L. Barlow: Mind and Spirit in Mormon Thought17. David L. Paulsen and Hal R. Boyd: The Nature of God in Mormon Thought18. Terryl L. Givens: Christ, Atonement, and Human Possibilities in Mormon Thought19. James M. McLaughlan: The Problem of Evil in Mormon Thought20. Samuel Morris Brown and Kate Holbrook: Embodiment and Sexuality in Mormon ThoughtV Mormon Society21. Tim B. Heaton and Cardell K. Jacobson: The Social Composition of Mormonism22. Kathryn M. Daynes: Celestial Marriage (Eternal and Plural)23. Valerie M. Hudson: Mormon Doctrine on Gender24. Margaret Blair Young and Darius Aidan Gray: Mormons and Race25. Armand L. Mauss: Authority and Dissent in Mormonism26. John Durham Peters: Mormonism and MediaVI Mormon Culture27. Richard V. Francaviglia: Geography and Mormon Identity28. Jana Riess: Mormon Popular Culture29. Eric A. Eliason: Mormon Folk Culture30. Paul L. Anderson: Mormon Visual Arts31. Michael Austin: Mormon Letters32. Michael D. Hicks: Music and Heaven in Mormon ThoughtVII The International Church33. Mark L. Grover: Mormons in Latin America34. R. Lanier Britsch: Mormons in The Pacific35. Wilfried Decoo: Mormons in Europe36. Van C. Gessel: Mormons in AsiaVIII Mormonism in the World Community37. J. Spencer Fluhman: Communitarianism and Consecration in Mormonism38. Sarah Barringer Gordon: Mormons and the Law39. Noah R. Feldman: Mormonism in the American Political Domain40. Richard J. Mouw: Mormons and Interfaith Relations41. Daniel Peterson: Mormons and MuslimsIndex