Joseph Smith, Jr: Reappraisals after Two Centuries


Mormon founder Joseph Smith is one of the most controversial figures of nineteenth-century American history, and a virtually inexhaustible subject for analysis. In this volume, fifteen scholars offer essays on how to interpret and understand Smith and his legacy. Including essays by both Mormons and non-Mormons, this wide-ranging collection is the only available survey of contemporary scholarly opinion on the extraordinary man who started one of the fastest growing religious traditions in the modern world.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Reid L. Neilson
  • Terryl L. Givens
  • Richard H. Brodhead
  • Klaus J. Hansen
  • Richard Dilworth Rust
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2009


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