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By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion by Terryl L. Givens - Paperback - August 2003 - from The Book Garden and Biblio.com

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By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion

by Terryl L. Givens

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Oxford University Press, USA, August 2003. Trade Paperback. Good - Cash. General use wear, surface and edges rubbed with some creasing. Corners bumped and show wear. Pages show reader wear. Water stains on bottom pages. Stock photos may not look exactly like the book.

With over 100 million copies in print, the Book of Mormon has spawned a vast religious movement, but it remains little discussed outside Mormon circles. Now Terryl Givens offers a full-length treatment of this highly influential work, illuminating many facets of this uniquely Americanscripture. Givens examines the Book of Mormon's role as a divine testament of the Last Days and as a sacred sign of Joseph Smith's status as a modern-day prophet. He assesses its claim to be a history of the pre-Columbian peopling of the Western Hemisphere, first by a small Old World group in the era ofBabel, and later by tribes from Jerusalem in the age of Jeremiah. Givens explores how the Book of Mormon has been defined as a cultural product, the imaginative ravings of a rustic religion-maker more inspired by the winds of culture than the breath of God...




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