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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


Landscape with Two Saints: How Genovefa of Paris and Brigit of Kildare Built Christianity in Barbarian Europe

Lisa M. Bitel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195336528
eISBN:
9780199868599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336528.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

The book is about two unique legendary holy women—Genovefa (Geneviève) of Paris and Brigit of Kildare—who lived in the same historical period religious conversions and barbarian invasions of ... 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


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


The Merovingian Saints

J. M. Wallace‐Hadrill

in The Frankish Church

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269069
eISBN:
9780191600777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269064.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Discusses the development, nature and role of the most characteristic form of Merovingian literature, the Lives of the Saints. This can be seen in the volumes of the Monumenta Germaniae Historica, ... 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


Thunder from the Right: Ezra Taft Benson in Mormonism and Politics

Matthew L. Harris (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042256
eISBN:
9780252051081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042256.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The essays in this volume probe Ezra Taft Benson’s remarkable, though controversial, career as a religious leader in the Mormon Church, political figure in the Eisenhower administration, and ... More


History, Heritage, and Scholarship, 1930–72

Robert Tobin

in The Minority Voice: Hubert Butler and Southern Irish Protestantism, 1900-1991

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641567
eISBN:
9780191738418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641567.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter unpacks Butler's commitment to cultural continuity amidst political change, emphasizing his insistence on the value of the Anglo‐Irish legacy to independent Ireland's development. It ... 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


Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

David J. Howlett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038488
eISBN:
9780252096372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038488.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The only temple completed by Mormonism's founder, Joseph Smith Jr., the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio, receives 30,000 Mormon pilgrims every year. Though the site is sacred to all Mormons, the ... More


Basic Characteristics of Catholicism

Gerald O'Collins SJ and Mario Farrugia SJ

in Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199259946
eISBN:
9780191602122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259941.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Any list of the basic distinctive characteristics of Catholic Christianity should include the following features: it is centred on Jesus, along with his mother Mary; it takes up material objects into ... More


Medieval Irish Saints' Lives: An Introduction to Vitae Sanctorum Hiberniae

Richard Sharpe

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198215820
eISBN:
9780191678219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198215820.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

This is a study of three important late medieval collections of saints' Lives. The manuscripts, written in Latin and, for the most part, relating to the lives of Irish saints, have never before been ... More


A Short History of Purgatory

Jerry L. Walls

in Purgatory: The Logic of Total Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732296
eISBN:
9780199918492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732296.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter traces the development of the doctrine of purgatory from biblical and Patristic sources, through the present. It gives special attention to the medieval period, when the doctrine was ... More


The Bastille

Ronney Mourad and Dianne Guenin-Lelle

in The Prison Narratives of Jeanne Guyon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199841127
eISBN:
9780199919536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841127.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Guyon describes her transition to life in the Bastille prison, where a woman who works for her guard, Monsieur du Junca, attends her and makes her life difficult. She becomes seriously ill. It is in ... More


The Scottish Legendary: Towards a poetics of hagiographic narration

Eva von Contzen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095962
eISBN:
9781526109675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095962.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first book-length study of the Scottish Legendary (late 14th c.), the only extant collection of saints’ lives in the vernacular from medieval Scotland, scrutinises the dynamics of hagiographic ... More


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

Quincy D. Newell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199338665
eISBN:
9780190932176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199338665.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In this biography of Jane Elizabeth Manning James, Quincy D. Newell traces the life of a free African American woman who converted to Mormonism in the early 1840s and remained a member of the Church ... More


Conclusion: Lesfic: Alternative Publishing, Activism, and Queer Women Writers

Jaime Harker

in The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, the Women in Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643359
eISBN:
9781469643373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643359.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The conclusion considers some of the legacies of the Women in Print movement and the Southern lesbian feminists who animated it, by considering contemporary examples of small press publishing and ... More


The Battle against “Churchianity”

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0045
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter forty-five is a detailed examination of Hodge’s views on the Church universal. As denominations competed for members and new religious traditions arose on the American landscape, a wide array ... More


Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

Babak Rahimi and Peyman Eshaghi (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651460
eISBN:
9781469651484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651460.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Pilgrimage is one of the most significant ritual duties for Muslims, entailing the visitation and veneration of sites associated with the Prophet Muhammad or saintly figures. As demonstrated in this ... More


The Ethiopic Version

BRUCE M. METZGER

in The Early Versions of the New Testament: Their Origin, Transmission, and Limitations

Published in print:
1977
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198261704
eISBN:
9780191682209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261704.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the introduction of Christianity into Ethiopia and the early manuscripts of the Ethiopic version of the New Testament. Many modern scholars date the origin of the Ethiopic ... More


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