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Mormons and the Bible The Place of the Latter-Day Saints in American Religion

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ISBN-10: 019973903X

ISBN-13: 9780199739035

Edition: 2013 (Revised)

Authors: Philip 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 almost fundamentalist 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…    
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/11/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Preface (1991)
Preface (2013): Reinterpreting Joseph Smith and Pondering the Twenty-First Century
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
A Note on Mormon Organization and Nomenclature
Introduction: The Bible in Antebellum America
Before Mormonism: Joseph Smith and the Bible, 1820-1830
From the Birth of the Church to the Death of the Prophet
Diversity and Development: The Bible Moves West
The Mormon Response to Higher Criticism
Why the King James Version?
Mormons and the Bible in the Late Twentieth Century
Summary: The Ambiguities of a New Religious Tradition
Select Bibliography
Select Bibliography since 1991
Index