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“Out of the Dust”: The Book of Mormon Comes Forth

Terryl L. Givens

in By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138184
eISBN:
9780199834211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513818X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Book of Mormon narrates how Lehi, a Jewish prophet, migrated to the Western Hemisphere with his clan and established a colony there, whose leaders maintained a history of their religious, ... More


The Young Seeker

Terryl L. Givens and Matthew J. Grow

in Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195375732
eISBN:
9780199918300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375732.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Parley Pratt’s Puritan ancestry prefigured his own life of religious conflict and independence, with Anne Hutchinson and John Lathrop among his forbears. His immediate background was impoverished and ... More


Hallowed Ground: Tombs, Indians, and Eden

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/9780199793570.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines Mormonism's interest in the history of Native Americans, in the midst of Indian removal, from the perspective of Mormons’ relationship to ancestral graves. Smith founded all ... More


“Great Cause to Mourn”: The Complexity of The Book of Mormon’s Presentation of Gender and Race

Kimberly M. Berkey and Joseph M. Spencer

in Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190221928
eISBN:
9780190221959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190221928.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Church History

As is often noted, The Book of Mormon attaches normative value to whiteness and generally ignores women’s spirituality. This essay insists, however, that the book’s presentation of gender and race ... More


The Book of Mormon: A (White) Universal Gospel

Max Perry Mueller

in Race and the Making of the Mormon People

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469636160
eISBN:
9781469633770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636160.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the Book of Mormon's racial theology of “white universalism.” It explores the supposed pre-Columbian history that the Book of Mormon contains, notably the origins of Native ... More


Marketing the Book of Mormon to Noah’s Three Sons

Max Perry Mueller

in Race and the Making of the Mormon People

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469636160
eISBN:
9781469633770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636160.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter traces the different ways the Book of Mormon was marketed to “red,” “white,” and “black” Americans during the first three years after the church was founded in 1830. Because Native ... More


Mahana, You Naked!: Modesty, Sexuality, and Race in the Mormon Pacific

Amanda Hendrix-Komoto

in Out of Obscurity: Mormonism since 1945

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199358212
eISBN:
9780199358250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358212.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

During the second half of the twentieth century, the LDS Church-owned Polynesian Cultural Center and the Church College of Hawai’i reflected Mormon ambivalence about the position of Polynesian men ... More


The Hawaiian Mission: La¯na′i, La¯′ie, and the Gathering

Matthew Kester

in Remembering Iosepa: History, Place, and Religion in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199844913
eISBN:
9780199332670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844913.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 charts the history of the Hawaiian Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from its establishment in 1850 to the development of the mission headquarters in Lā′ie and the ... More


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