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Eliza R. Snow: Poet of a New American Religion

Edward Whitley

in American Bards: Walt Whitman and Other Unlikely Candidates for National Poet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834213
eISBN:
9781469606354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899427_whitley.8
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines Walt Whitman's collection of poetry, Leaves of Grass, focusing on his claim that it was an American sacred text, the “Bible of the New Religion.” It compares Whitman's ambition ... More


Joseph Smith and Nineteenth-Century Mormon Mappings of Asian Religions

Reid L. Neilson

in Joseph Smith, Jr.: Reappraisals After Two Centuries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369786
eISBN:
9780199871292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369786.003.014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter turns to the subject of what Joseph Smith himself had to say about Mormonism's relationship to other religions, and ways of accommodating religious pluralism. It further traces the ... More


Introduction

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

in Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The introduction looks at the posthumous salvation of non‐Christians in the nineteenth‐century American context as practiced by Shakers and Latter‐day Saints (a.k.a. Mormons), in order to set the ... More


Exhibiting Mormonism: The Latter-day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair

Reid Neilson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384031
eISBN:
9780199918324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384031.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The 1893 Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World’s Fair, presented the Latter‐day Saints with their first post‐polygamy opportunity to exhibit the best of Mormonism for a national and ... More


Mormons and Materialism: Struggling against the Ideology of Separation

Colleen McDannell

in Secularization and Religious Innovation in the North Atlantic World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198798071
eISBN:
9780191839344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798071.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

By consistently conflating spirit and matter, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has steadfastly resisted secularization theory’s prediction of the inevitable decline and marginalization ... More


Philosophy and Theology, 1800–1900

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

German idealists such as Friedrich Schelling and theologians such as Wilhelm Benecke and Julius Müller build on Kant's foundation of preexistence as a basis for freedom. Joseph Smith makes Mormonism ... More


Joseph Smith’s Missouri Prison Letters and the Mormon Textual Community

David W. Grua

in Foundational Texts of Mormonism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190274375
eISBN:
9780190274405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190274375.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

During winter 1838–1839, the Mormon community faced existential crisis. On 27 October 1838, Missouri Governor Lilburn W. Boggs declared all Mormons to be enemies of the state, and unless they ... More


The Samoan Mission

David O. McKay

Reid L. Neilson and Carson V. Teuscher (eds)

in Pacific Apostle: The 1920-21 Diary of David O. McKay in the Latter-day Saint Island Missions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042850
eISBN:
9780252051715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042850.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

McKay arrived in Samoa on May 10, 1921 and spent time on all three principal islands—Savai’i, Upolu, and Tutuila. During his visit, he toured plantations, humble meetinghouses, and two of the ... More


Meeting the Mormons

Matthew J. Grow

in "Liberty to the Downtrodden": Thomas L. Kane, Romantic Reformer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136104
eISBN:
9780300153262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136104.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter focuses on Thomas L. Kane's first meeting with the Mormons on May 13, 1846. It explains that Mormonism had proved tumultuous since it was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830 and that ... More


Why the King James Version?

Philip L. Barlow

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199739035
eISBN:
9780199345021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739035.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Though few Latter-day Saints are conscious of the change, the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible underwent a subtle metamorphosis in the corporate Mormon mind between 1867 and 1979. This chapter ... More


The Hawaiian Mission

David O. McKay

Reid L. Neilson and Carson V. Teuscher (eds)

in Pacific Apostle: The 1920-21 Diary of David O. McKay in the Latter-day Saint Island Missions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042850
eISBN:
9780252051715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042850.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

McKay’s steamship docked at Honolulu, Hawaii, on February 4, 1921. The tropical beauty of the islands impressed McKay as he ventured throughout the islands. Mormon missionaries had enjoyed ... More


The New Zealand Mission

David O. McKay

Reid L. Neilson and Carson V. Teuscher (eds)

in Pacific Apostle: The 1920-21 Diary of David O. McKay in the Latter-day Saint Island Missions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042850
eISBN:
9780252051715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042850.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

McKay and Cannon’s steamship plied into the port at Wellington, New Zealand before dawn on April 21, 1921. They spent just over a week on the North Island, visiting missionaries, local members of ... More


The Suffering Saints

Matthew J. Grow

in "Liberty to the Downtrodden": Thomas L. Kane, Romantic Reformer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136104
eISBN:
9780300153262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136104.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the efforts of Thomas L. Kane to transform the public image of the Mormons. It explains how that crusade started at a particularly propitious moment and that the mob murders of ... More


La‘ie, a Promised Land, and Pu‘uhonua: Spatial Struggles for Land and Identity

Hokulani K. Aikau

in A Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674619
eISBN:
9781452946986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674619.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In 1865 the Mormon Church purchased 6000 acres of the Lāʻie ahupuaʻa to provide Hawaiian Latter-day Saints with a gathering place in Hawaiʻi where they could live among coreligionists. It also became ... More


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

Terryl L. Givens

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138184
eISBN:
9780199834211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513818X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book assesses the tempestuous impact and reception history of the Book of Mormon, produced by Joseph Smith in 1830, and the primary scripture of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‐day Saints. ... More


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


The Struggle for Legitimacy: Tensions between the LDS and FLDS

Ryan T. Cragun, Michael Nielsen, and Heather Clingenpeel

in Saints Under Siege: The Texas State Raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795286
eISBN:
9780814795309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795286.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints's (LDS) struggle for legitimacy with the dissident Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints (FLDS) and with ... More


Women's Popular Literature as Theological Discourse A Mormon Case Study, 1880–1920

Susanna Morrill

in The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831021
eISBN:
9781469605173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867990_brekus.10
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores how popular literature—particularly poetry that employs nature and flower imagery—allowed Latter-day Saints (LDS) women writers to argue for the theological importance of women ... More


Introduction: Negotiating Faithfulness

Hokulani K. Aikau

in A Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674619
eISBN:
9781452946986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674619.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This introductory chapter presents the author’s account of her journey while researching the present volume along with an overview of its main themes. The book explores how Mormon theology came to be ... More


Anthropology: Religion

Paul Thagard

in Mind-Society: From Brains to Social Sciences and Professions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190678722
eISBN:
9780190686420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678722.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

Descriptions of cultural practices can be enriched by understanding the cognitions and emotions occurring in the minds of the people enacting the practices. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day ... More


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