Mormons and the Bible

Mormons and the Bible

The Place of the Latter-day Saints in American Religion

Book - 2013
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Philip L. Barlow offers an in-depth analysis of the approaches taken to the Bible by major Mormon leaders, from its beginnings to the present. He shows that Mormon attitudes toward the Bible comprise an extraordinary mix of conservative, liberal, and radical ingredients: an almostfundamentalist adherence to the King James Version co-exists with belief in the possibility of new revelation and surprising ideas about the limits of human language. Barlow's exploration takes important steps toward unraveling the mystery of this quintessential American religious phenomenon. This updated edition of Mormons and the Bible includes an extended bibliography and a new preface, casting Joseph Smith's mission into a new frame and treating evolutions in Mormonism's biblical usage in recent decades.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Edition: Updated edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780199739035
019973903X
Characteristics: lv, 282 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number: 220.088 BAR

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