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Joseph Smith, Jr.: Reappraisals After Two Centuries

Reid L. Neilson and Terryl L. Givens


Mormon founder Joseph Smith is one of the most controversial figures of 19th-century American history, and a virtually inexhaustible subject for analysis. In this book, fifteen scholars offer their thoughts on how to interpret and understand Smith and his legacy. Including chapters by both Mormons and non-Mormons, this collection is a survey of contemporary scholarly opinion on the extraordinary man who started one of the fastest growing religious traditions in the modern world.

Keywords: Mormons, founder, American history, legacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195369786
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369786.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Reid L. Neilson, editor
Brigham Young University

Terryl L. Givens, editor
University of Richmond
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