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Creating a Cursed and Sanctified Temple, 1965–1984

David J. Howlett

in Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038488
eISBN:
9780252096372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038488.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the transformation of the Kirtland Temple as a site of interest into a site of contagion, only then to be blessed along with the surrounding land as a place of promise. While ... More


 “Zion Shall Be Built”: Architecture and City Planning

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The first Mormon structure was the Kirtland Temple, followed by the grander Nauvoo Temple. In Utah, Mormons built ward houses (often called chapels), tabernacles, and more temples. Their architecture ... More


Dealing with Diversity, 1965–2012

David J. Howlett

in Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038488
eISBN:
9780252096372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038488.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on religious diversity. Whatever their political or social outlook, religious groups in late twentieth-century America positioned themselves as arbiters of social morality ... More


Tour Guiding, 1959–2012

David J. Howlett

in Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038488
eISBN:
9780252096372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038488.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that the evolution of tour guiding at the Kirtland Temple reflects select and crucial changes within the Community of Christ/Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day ... More


New Shrines and New Capital, 1990–2012

David J. Howlett

in Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038488
eISBN:
9780252096372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038488.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses how sacred sites are also built through cooperation. At sites of parallel pilgrimage, people may negotiate with others and form alliances that allow them access to otherwise ... More


A “House of the Lord” in Kirtland, 1831–1844

David J. Howlett

in Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038488
eISBN:
9780252096372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038488.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that early Mormons created temple spaces to gain special blessings of God's spirit beyond the conversion experience. The Kirtland Temple fulfilled this function but remained in ... More


Reforming Identities, Reframing Pilgrimage, 1900–1965

David J. Howlett

in Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038488
eISBN:
9780252096372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038488.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter narrates Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' interactions at the sacred shrine from 1900 to 1964. The sometimes ... More


Conclusion: Parallel Pilgrimages, Parallel Temples

David J. Howlett

in Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038488
eISBN:
9780252096372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038488.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter argues that individuals “build” sacred sites through varied discourse on what a site means. Indeed, each pilgrim and each site guide are best seen as building the Kirtland ... More


The Destroyer and the Peacemakers, 1984–1990

David J. Howlett

in Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038488
eISBN:
9780252096372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038488.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the 1980s Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' schism by the ways individuals mapped the Kirtland Temple within their sacred universes. Such mapping involved ... More


Introduction: The Kirtland Temple as a Parallel Pilgrimage

David J. Howlett

in Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038488
eISBN:
9780252096372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038488.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter provides an overview of “parallel pilgrimage”—the dynamics of cooperation and contestation by rival religious groups at a common pilgrimage site. Contestation, whether ... More


Staging the Temple, 1972–2012

David J. Howlett

in Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038488
eISBN:
9780252096372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038488.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the use of staged performances at pilgrimage sites to establish links between the past and the pilgrim. Since the late 1970s, the Kirtland Temple and its surrounding ... More


Splintered Saints and the Temple, 1844–1900

David J. Howlett

in Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038488
eISBN:
9780252096372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038488.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins in the mid-nineteenth century, just as competing Mormon denominations coalesced. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Salt Lake City) and the smaller Reorganized ... More


The New and Everlasting Covenant

Samuel Morris Brown

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199793570
eISBN:
9780199932511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793570.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter begins a two-chapter treatment of the early Mormon temple cultus. Beginning in the “School of the Prophets” with images of sealing to salvation, ritual purification (washing and ... More


Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

David J. Howlett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038488
eISBN:
9780252096372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038488.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The only temple completed by Mormonism's founder, Joseph Smith Jr., the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio, receives 30,000 Mormon pilgrims every year. Though the site is sacred to all Mormons, the ... More


Books and Angels

Michael Hicks

in The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Biography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039089
eISBN:
9780252097065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039089.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter looks at the Mormons' earliest choirs, first by considering passages in the Book of Mormon that mentioned heavenly “choirs”—all of which would have made sense to a young religious ... More


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