New Perspectives in Mormon Studies : Creating and Crossing Boundaries /
Edited by Quincy D. Newell and Eric F. Mason ; Foreword by Jan Shipps.
Norman, OK : University of Oklahoma Press, [2013], c2013
xiv, 230 p. ; 23 cm
0806143134 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780806143132 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Norman, OK : University of Oklahoma Press, [2013], c2013
0806143134 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780806143132 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction : creating and crossing boundaries in Mormonism and Mormon studies / Quincy D. Newell -- Profits of a prophet : toward Joseph Smith's political economy / David Charles Gore -- "Is there no blessing for me?" : Jane James's construction of space in Latter-day Saint history and practice / Quincy D. Newell -- The young Joseph Smith and Presbyterianism / John Matzko -- What has Pentecostalism to do with Mormonism? : the case of John Alexander Dowie / D. William Faupel -- The prophetic legacy in Islam and Mormonism : some comparative observations / Grant Underwood -- The ex factor : constructing a religious mission in the Ex-Mormons For Jesus/Saints Alive In Jesus, 1975-1990 / Sara M. Patterson -- "But I say unto you, who is Elias?" / Stevan Davies -- The saints and the scrolls : LDS engagement with mainstream Dead Sea Scrolls scholarship and its implications / Eric F. Mason -- The commencement of Mormon studies / Richard Lyman Bushman.
Essays originally presented at the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar held in 2005 at Brigham Young University.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Quincy D. Newell is the author of Constructing Lives at Mission San Francisco: Native Californians and Hispanic Colonists, 1776-1821. Eric F. Mason is the author of 'You Are a Priest Forever': Second Temple Jewish Messianism and the Priestly Christology of the Epistle to the Hebrews. Jan Shipps is the author or editor of several books on Mormonism, including Sojourner in the Promised Land: Forty Years among the Mormons.
Review Quotes
"Fresh angles of vision abound in this diverse, elegantly written collection that both illuminates the current state of Mormon studies and points to several possible futures for the field. Readers will be fascinated by stories included here that have too long gone untold."- J. Spencer Fluhman, author of A Peculiar People: Anti-Mormonism and the Making of Religion in Nineteenth-Century America
"This volume demonstrates how data on Mormonism, so long ghettoized by insiders and outsiders, can be incorporated into various fields across the social sciences and humanities. Each chapter taught me, as a scholar of Mormonism, something that I had not known before."- Susanna Morrill, author of White Roses on the Floor of Heaven: Mormon Women's Popular Theology, 18801920
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Main Description
Scholarship in Mormon studies has often focused on a few key events and individuals in Mormon history. The essays collected by Quincy D. Newell and Eric F. Mason in this interdisciplinary volume expand the conversation. One of the main purposes of this volume is to define and cross boundaries. Part 1 addresses internal boundaries-walls that divide some Mormons from others. One chapter examines Joseph Smith's writings on economic matters and argues that he sought to make social distinctions irrelevant. Another considers Jane James, an African American Latter-day Saint, and her experiences at the intersection of religious and racial identity In part 2, contributors consider Mormonism's influence on Pentecostal leader John Alexander Dowie and relationships between Mormonism and other religious movements, including Methodism and Presbyterianism. Other chapters compare Mormonism and Islam and examine the group Ex-Mormons for Jesus/Saints Alive in Jesus. Part 3 deals with Mormonism in the academy and the ongoing evolution of Mormon studies. Written by contributors from a variety of backgrounds, these essays will spark scholarly dialogue across the disciplines.
Library of Congress Summary
Essays originally presented at the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar held in 2005 at Brigham Young University.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: Creating and Crossing Boundaries in Mormonism and Mormon Studiesp. 1
Creating and Crossing Internal Boundaries
Profits of a Prophet: Toward Joseph Smith's Political Economyp. 19
"Is There No Blessing for Me?" Jane James's Construction of Space in Latter-day Saint History and Practicep. 41
Border Crossings: Talking and Moving across Religious Lines
The Young Joseph Smith and Presbyterianismp. 69
What Has Pentecostalism to Do with Mormonism? The Case of John Alexander Dowiep. 85
The Prophetic Legacy in Islam and Mormonism: Some Comparative Observationsp. 101
The Ex Factor: Constructing a Religious Mission in the Ex-Mormons for Jesus/Saints Alive in Jesus, 1975-1990p. 119
Boundary Crossing in the Academy
"But I Say unto You, Who Is Elias?"p. 145
The Saints and the Scrolls: LDS Engagement with Mainstream Dead Sea Scrolls Scholarship and Its Implicationsp. 169
The Commencement of Mormon Studiesp. 197
List of Contributorsp. 215
Indexp. 219
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