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Weakness in Writing: A Sense of Audience

Grant Hardy

in Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader's Guide

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199731701
eISBN:
9780199777167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731701.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, World Religions

For the last fifty pages of the Book of Mormon, there is a new narrator, Mormon's son Moroni. He is portrayed as a reluctant writer, the last survivor of his civilization. He is also the narrator ... More


“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


Nephites and Israelites: The Book of Mormon and the Hebraic Indian Theory

Elizabeth Fenton

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/9780190221928.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Church History

This essay reads The Book of Mormon within the context of a popular early American discourse: the Hebraic Indian theory. Theories about the origins of Native peoples emerged as soon as Europeans ... 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


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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