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Creating the American Bible Reader, 1777–1816

Seth Perry

in Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691179131
eISBN:
9781400889402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179131.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter traces the evolution of early American bibles and bible readers during the period 1777–1816. More specifically, it explains how the imagined American bible reader, both subject to the ... More


The Many Bibles of Joseph Smith: Scripturalization in Early National America

Seth Perry

in Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691179131
eISBN:
9781400889402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179131.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines scripturalization in early national America by focusing on the scripturalized community that formed around Joseph Smith and his scriptural productions to extend and amplify a ... More


Taking a Text: Reading and Referencing the Bible in the Early Nineteenth Century

Seth Perry

in Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691179131
eISBN:
9781400889402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179131.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines bible reading and referencing in the early nineteenth century, with particular emphasis on reference as an essential aspect of Protestant religious authority. It first provides ... More


Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States

Seth Perry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691179131
eISBN:
9781400889402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179131.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book is a wide-ranging exploration of the place of the Christian Bible in America in the decades after the Revolution. Attending to both theoretical concerns about the nature of scriptures and ... More


Abandoned Quarries

Seth Perry

in Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691179131
eISBN:
9781400889402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179131.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This concluding chapter discusses the consequences of biblicism in the early national period for subsequent American religious history. It considers bible culture in the later nineteenth century, ... More


“Write These Things in a Book”: Scripturalization and Visionary Authority

Seth Perry

in Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691179131
eISBN:
9781400889402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179131.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines visionary accounts as a form of performed biblicism that made particularly dramatic claims on relationships of authority, focusing on the ways in which they participated in the ... More


The Bible in America

Gordon Campbell

in Bible: The Story of the King James Version 1611–2011

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199693016
eISBN:
9780191806650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693016.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on the history of publication of the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible in America. It first provides a historical overview of America's Bible culture, paying particular ... More


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