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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.
Oxford University Press
Joseph Smith, Mormonism, Mormon church, Mormon history
School of Arts and Sciences
Christian Denominations and Sects | Religion
Neilson, Reid Larkin, and Terryl Givens, eds. Joseph Smith, Jr.: Reappraisals after Two Centuries. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.