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The Resource The Book of Mormon : a biography, Paul C. Gutjahr

The Book of Mormon : a biography, Paul C. Gutjahr

Label
The Book of Mormon : a biography
Title
The Book of Mormon
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Paul C. Gutjahr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Late one night in 1823 Joseph Smith, Jr., was reportedly visited in his family's farmhouse in upstate New York by an angel named Moroni. According to Smith, Moroni told him of a buried stack of gold plates that were inscribed with a history of the Americas' ancient peoples, and which would restore the pure Gospel message as Jesus had delivered it to them. Thus began the unlikely career of the Book of Mormon, the founding text of the Mormon religion, and perhaps the most important sacred text ever to originate in the United States. Here Paul Gutjahr traces the life of this book as it has formed and fractured different strains of Mormonism and transformed religious expression around the world. Gutjahr looks at how the Book of Mormon emerged from the burned-over district of upstate New York, where revivalist preachers, missionaries, and spiritual entrepreneurs of every stripe vied for the loyalty of settlers desperate to scratch a living from the land. He examines how a book that has long been the subject of ridicule -- Mark Twain called it "chloroform in print"--Has more than 150 million copies in print in more than a hundred languages worldwide. Gutjahr shows how Smith's influential book launched one of the fastest growing new religions on the planet, and has featured in everything from comic books and action figures to feature-length films and an award-winning Broadway musical. - Publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gutjahr, Paul C
Dewey number
  • 289.3/22
  • 289.322
Index
index present
LC call number
BX8627 .G88 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Lives of great religious books
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RELIGION
Label
The Book of Mormon : a biography, Paul C. Gutjahr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-246) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Joseph's gold bible -- Holy writ or humbug? -- Multiplying prophets -- Great Basin saints and the book -- Missionary work and the book -- Scholars and the book -- Illustrating the book -- The book on screen and stage -- Appendix 1. Notable Book of Mormon editions in English -- Appendix 2. Book of Mormon translations
Control code
779828665
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400841615
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttf3j5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)779828665
Label
The Book of Mormon : a biography, Paul C. Gutjahr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-246) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Joseph's gold bible -- Holy writ or humbug? -- Multiplying prophets -- Great Basin saints and the book -- Missionary work and the book -- Scholars and the book -- Illustrating the book -- The book on screen and stage -- Appendix 1. Notable Book of Mormon editions in English -- Appendix 2. Book of Mormon translations
Control code
779828665
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400841615
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttf3j5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)779828665

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