a cultural history of the book of mormon: volume one: setting, a foundation, of stones to stumble over. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This first volume of a cultural history of the Book of Mormon focuses on the earliest years of the text. In a new reading of Mormon history informed by the author's expertise in anthropology and text analysis, the role of Restorationists in locating the Book of Mormon inside the cultural world of the Bible comes to the forefront. The notion of "metatext" is developed in order to explain how texts about the Book of Mormon informed the earliest readings of it, rendering it "scripture" in the genre familiar to Christians, and also shaped it to fit the tradition of Restoration widespread on the American frontier. As a group of Campbellites in late 1830 saw in the book their hoped-for restoration of the power of miracles, the Book of Mormon became the engine of a movement: the power had been restored. In this movement, Alexander Campbell's Ohio group suffered a schism, and his remaining followers called the break off sect "Mormonites" in derision. This cultural history of the Book of Mormon presents a dramatically new way to understand that text and how it has been read and misread from the 1830s onward, as Restorationists took up the text--not for what it said--as a sign of miracles being restored to the true New Testament Church. This first volume is the sort of book you'll either love or hate.
About the Author: Daymon Smith holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Anthropology, with a focus on historical uses of language. He had authored numerous articles and books on Mormonism, and so on. Let's assume you'll just Google him, and find his blog at daymonsmith.wordpress.com, and see his other books and accolades and honors and titles and church callings listed there . . .
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 322 pages. 9.61x6.69x0.73 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1482529807
Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Bookseller Inventory # G1482529807I4N00
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