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In Heaven as It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death

Samuel Morris Brown

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199793570
eISBN:
9780199932511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793570.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book of cultural history reinterprets earliest Mormonism by viewing it through the lens of founder Joseph Smith Jr.'s complex, intimate, and conflicted relationship with death and dying. When ... More


Introduction: Vernacular Religion and Mormon Apocalypticism

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/9780190080280.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This introduction explains the book’s basic arguments and methodology. The book examines the place of apocalypticism in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a means of ... More


“Murder and Mystery—Mormon Style”: The Mormon Image in the Twentieth Century—and Beyond

Terryl L. Givens

in The Viper on the Hearth: Mormons, Myths, and the Construction of Heresy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199933808
eISBN:
9780199333011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199933808.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers recent developments in the representation of Mormons in popular culture. It is a cliché in Mormon studies that Mormonism successfully adapted itself to mainstream culture by ... More


The Viper on the Hearth: Mormons, Myths, and the Construction of Heresy

Terryl L. Givens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199933808
eISBN:
9780199333011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199933808.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In 1997 this book was praised as a new classic in Mormon studies. In the wake of Mormon-inspired and -created artistic, literary, and political activity—today's “Mormon moment”—this book has now been ... More


The Mormon Quest for Glory: The Religious World of the Latter-Day Saints

Melvyn Hammarberg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199737628
eISBN:
9780199332472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737628.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Mormon Quest for Glory breaks new ground in Mormon studies by examining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints primarily through the lens of anthropology rather than church ... More


Foundational Texts of Mormonism

Mark Ashurst-McGee, Robin Jensen, and Sharalyn D. Howcroft (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190274375
eISBN:
9780190274405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190274375.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the 1970s Mormon historian Dean C. Jessee began carefully studying the letters and other papers of Joseph Smith, the founding prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Since that ... More


Conclusion: Reflections on the Future of Scientology and Its Academic Study

Donald Westbrook

in Among the Scientologists: History, Theology, and Praxis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190664978
eISBN:
9780190921453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664978.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This conclusion offers reflections on the future of Scientology and its academic study. As the Church of Scientology advances further into the twenty-first century, it is likely that scholars of ... More


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