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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


“Aunt Jane” or Joseph’s Adopted Daughter?

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/9781469636160.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the period during which the Latter-day Saints built “the City of Joseph” in Nauvoo, Illinois. During this time, in a limited manner the Mormons attempted to create a Zion that ... 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


The Textual Culture of the Nauvoo Female Relief Society Leadership and Minute Book

Jennifer Reeder

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/9780190274375.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Jennifer Reeder’s “The Textual Culture of the Nauvoo Relief Society Leadership and Minute Book” provides a foundation for a deep understanding of the social production of the Nauvoo Female Relief ... More


Joseph Smith’s Nauvoo Journals

Alex D. Smith and Andrew H. Hedges

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/9780190274375.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In “Joseph Smith’s Nauvoo Journals,” Alex D. Smith and Andrew H. Hedges provide a thorough analysis of the journals kept in Nauvoo, Illinois, during the last two and half years of Joseph Smith’s ... More


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