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Believing History Latter-Day Saint Essays

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ISBN-10: 0231130074

ISBN-13: 9780231130073

Edition: 2014

Authors: Richard Lyman Bushman, Reid Neilson, Jed Woodworth

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The eminent historian Richard Bushman here reflects on his faith and the history of his religion. By describing his own struggle to find a basis for belief in a skeptical world, Bushman poses the question of how scholars are to write about subjects in which they are personally invested. Does personal commitment make objectivity impossible? Bushman explicitly, and at points confessionally, explains his own commitments and then explores Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon from the standpoint of belief. Joseph Smith cannot be dismissed as a colorful fraud, Bushman argues, nor seen only as a restorer of religious truth. Entangled in nineteenth-century Yankee culture -- including the skeptical…    
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List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 2/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 0.02" wide x 0.04" long x 0.07" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Richard Lyman Bushman is Gouverneur Morris Professor of History emeritus at Columbia University.Reid L. Neilson is assistant professor of church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University.Jed Woodworth is a Ph.D. candidate in American history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Introduction Origins of a Heretic
The Struggle for Existence A Daring Plan Travels on the Amazon And the Rio Negro Disaster at Sea... and a Civilized Interlude
The Malay Archipelago
The Mechanism Revealed Beautiful Dreamer A Turn Toward the Unknowable
The Olympian Heights and the Beginnings of the Fall Wallace and The Descent of Man
The Descent of Wallace The War on Spiritualism Phoenix from the Ashes To the Land of Epidemic Delusions
The New Nemesis Thoroughly Unpopular Causes Satisfaction, Retrospection, and Work A National Treasure Celebrated
Biographical Index