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By the Hand of Mormon The American Scripture That Launched a New World Religion

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ISBN-10: 0195168887

ISBN-13: 9780195168884

Edition: 2002

Authors: Terryl L. Givens

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With over 100 million copies in print, the Book of Mormon has spawned a vast religious movement, but it remains little discussed outside Mormon circles. Now Terry L. Givens offers a full-length treatment of this influential work, illuminating the varied meanings and tempestuous impact of this uniquely American scripture. Givens examines the text's role as a divine testament of the Last Days and as a sacred sign of Joseph Smith's status as a modern-day prophet. He assesses its claim to be a history of the pre-Columbian peopling of the Western Hemisphere, and later explores how the Book has been defined as a cultural product--the imaginative ravings of a rustic religion-maker. Givens further…    
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/21/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 9.41" wide x 5.94" long x 0.74" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English