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In Heaven as It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death

Samuel Morris Brown


This book of cultural history reinterprets earliest Mormonism by viewing it through the lens of founder Joseph Smith Jr.'s complex, intimate, and conflicted relationship with death and dying. When approached from this perspective, many of the unusual or striking aspects of earliest Mormonism make sense, allowing outsiders and insiders a refreshing new look at a much-discussed but poorly understood religious tradition. While contextualizing Mormonism within a broad protest against American Protestantism and long-standing folk responses to life's difficult questions, the book also demonstrates t ... More

Keywords: death and dying, Mormonism, Mormon studies, cultural history, lived religion, American religious history, Joseph Smith Jr., new religious movements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199793570
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793570.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samuel Morris Brown, author
University of Utah