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 “The Glory of God Is Intelligence”: Mormons and the Life of the Mind

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/9780195167115.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Education is fundamental in Mormonism. Joseph Smith studied Hebrew, and established a School of the Prophets and the University of Nauvoo. Print culture was central to the Mormon church, and early ... 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


 “No Music in Hell”: Music and Dance

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/9780195167115.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Unlike most Christians, Mormons have always loved music and dance. From the Nauvoo Brass Band to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, music has been culturally central. Hymnody incorporates some of the very ... More


 “Novels Rather than Nothing”: Literature

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/9780195167115.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Nauvoo had a library, but fiction was never popular in the early church. Orson Whitney advocated a “home literature”, but the effort largely failed. Until then, it was largely didactic and ... More


Return to the City of Joseph: Modern Mormonism's Contest for the Soul of Nauvoo

Scott C. Esplin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042102
eISBN:
9780252050855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042102.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the 1840s, Nauvoo, Illinois, was a religious boomtown, the headquarters for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), a controversial religion whose theology, social practices, ... More


Latter-day Saint Re-Interest in Nauvoo

Scott C. Esplin

in Return to the City of Joseph: Modern Mormonism's Contest for the Soul of Nauvoo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042102
eISBN:
9780252050855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042102.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

While the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints utilized the Smith family properties in Nauvoo, Illinois, their religious siblings in the American West, The Church of Jesus Christ ... More


The Reconstructed Nauvoo Temple: Crown Jewel of the Restoration

Scott C. Esplin

in Return to the City of Joseph: Modern Mormonism's Contest for the Soul of Nauvoo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042102
eISBN:
9780252050855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042102.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

At the end of the twentieth century, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) embarked on the most ambitious project in the history of Nauvoo’s restoration, the reconstruction of ... More


Many Mormonisms: Exodus and England

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/9780195375732.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

After his return to Nauvoo in late summer 1845, Pratt helped create plans for the Mormon exodus from Illinois and participated in the extension of temple rituals to thousands of Latter-day Saints ... More


Triumph and Tragedy in Joseph's City

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/9780195375732.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Returning home from his British mission, Pratt experienced the dramatic doctrinal changes of the Nauvoo period. The burgeoning Nauvoo economy led to success with a store and the construction of a ... More


“Come After Us”

Scott C. Esplin

in Return to the City of Joseph: Modern Mormonism's Contest for the Soul of Nauvoo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042102
eISBN:
9780252050855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042102.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces the religious tensions created in Nauvoo, Illinois, by the return of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) to the region in the twentieth century and ... More


The Mormon City in Decline

Scott C. Esplin

in Return to the City of Joseph: Modern Mormonism's Contest for the Soul of Nauvoo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042102
eISBN:
9780252050855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042102.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the preparation for and eventual abandonment of Nauvoo, Illinois, by the Mormons following the 1844 death of Joseph Smith, the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of ... More


Nauvoo as a Reorganized Church Foothold

Scott C. Esplin

in Return to the City of Joseph: Modern Mormonism's Contest for the Soul of Nauvoo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042102
eISBN:
9780252050855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042102.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Though Nauvoo was abandoned by most Latter-day Saints in the nineteenth century, Emma Smith, the widow of Church founder Joseph Smith, and her children remained in the city, maintaining a Mormon ... More


Nauvoo Restoration Incorporated and a Formal Latter-day Saint Presence in Nauvoo

Scott C. Esplin

in Return to the City of Joseph: Modern Mormonism's Contest for the Soul of Nauvoo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042102
eISBN:
9780252050855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042102.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

During the second half of the twentieth century, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) returned in a formal and dramatic way to Nauvoo, Illinois. This chapter discusses that ... More


Responding to the Restoration: Competing Visions and Unanswered Questions

Scott C. Esplin

in Return to the City of Joseph: Modern Mormonism's Contest for the Soul of Nauvoo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042102
eISBN:
9780252050855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042102.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The restoration of Nauvoo, Illinois, by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) generated competing visions for the city. While the Latter-day Saints used the site to attract ... More


Epilogue: The Future for Faith in Nauvoo

Scott C. Esplin

in Return to the City of Joseph: Modern Mormonism's Contest for the Soul of Nauvoo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042102
eISBN:
9780252050855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042102.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the future for faith and community relations in Nauvoo as a result of the city’s twentieth-century restoration boom. It examines the directions taken by the various ... More


Negotiating Death and Afterlife in Nauvoo

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/9780199793570.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter considers the Nauvoo temple cultus, demonstrating its development out of the Kirtland Temple cultus and Smith's “translation” of Masonry. Through this temple liturgy, Mormons saw ... More


Joseph Smith's Translation

Samuel Morris Brown

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190054236
eISBN:
9780190054267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190054236.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Among many remarkable claims, Mormon founder Joseph Smith reported that he had translated ancient scriptures. He dictated the Book of Mormon, an American Bible from metal plates associated with ... More


We Walked: (ca. 1842–1843)

Quincy D. Newell

in Your Sister in the Gospel: The Life of Jane Manning James, a Nineteenth-Century Black Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199338665
eISBN:
9780190932176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199338665.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Jane Manning experienced the gift of tongues shortly after her conversion, an event she took as a confirmation of her decision to join the Mormons. The rest of the Manning family appears to have ... More


The Beautiful Nauvoo: (1843–1844)

Quincy D. Newell

in Your Sister in the Gospel: The Life of Jane Manning James, a Nineteenth-Century Black Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199338665
eISBN:
9780190932176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199338665.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Jane Manning’s first job in Nauvoo, Illinois, was as a servant in Joseph and Emma Smith’s Mansion House, where she had access to many aspects of Mormonism that were otherwise tightly controlled. ... More


“Long Shall His Blood . . . Stain Illinois”: Martyrology and Malediction

Christopher James Blythe

in Terrible Revolution: Latter-day Saints and the American Apocalypse

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190080280
eISBN:
9780190080310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080280.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the place of martyrology and ritualized cursing in Mormon apocalypticism. With the assassinations of Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith in 1844, the Saints came to believe that the ... More


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