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Producing Ancient Scripture: Joseph Smith's Translation Projects in the Development of Mormon Christianity
 

Producing Ancient Scripture: Joseph Smith's Translation Projects in the Development of Mormon Christianity (Hardback)

Edited by MacKay, Michael Hubbard
Edited by Ashurst-McGee, Mark
Edited by Hauglid, Brian

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Joseph Smith, the founding prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and of the broader Latter-day Saint movement, produced several volumes of scripture between 1829, when he translated the Book of Mormon, and 1844, when he was murdered. The Book of Mormon, publi...shed in 1830, is well known. Less read and studied are the subsequent texts that Smith translated after the Book of Mormon, texts that he presented as the writings of ancient Old World and New World prophets. These works were published and received by early Latter-day Saints as prophetic scripture that included important revelations and commandments from God. This collaborative volume is the first to study Joseph Smith's translation projects in their entirety. In this carefully curated collection, experts contribute cutting-edge research and incisive analysis. The chapters explore Smith's translation projects in focused detail and in broad contexts, as well as in comparison and conversation with one another. Authors approach Smith's sacred texts historically, textually, linguistically, and literarily to offer a multidisciplinary view. Scrupulous examination of the production and content of Smith's translations opens new avenues for understanding the foundations of Mormonism, provides insight on aspects of early American religious culture, and helps conceptualize the production and transmission of sacred texts.
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ISBN 9781607817437
Released NZ 28 Feb 2020
Publisher University of Utah Press,U.S.
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781607817437
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher University of Utah Press,U.S.
Imprint University of Utah Press,U.S.
Released 28 Feb 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by MacKay, Michael Hubbard
Edited by Ashurst-McGee, Mark
Edited by Hauglid, Brian
Category Other Protestant & Nonconformist Churches
Christian theology
Non-Christian Religions
Non-Christian Sacred Texts
Number of Pages 440
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 254mm
Dewey Code 289.322
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Non-Christian Religions
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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