Chapter 33. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

  1. Philip Goff Director Professor
  1. David J. Whittaker Associate Professor

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324082.ch33

The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America

The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America

How to Cite

Whittaker, D. J. (2010) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America (ed P. Goff), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324082.ch33

Editor Information

  1. Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, USA

Author Information

  1. Brigham Young University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169363

Online ISBN: 9781444324082

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Keywords:

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints;
  • finding the right taxonomy, placing it within the Protestant historiographical tradition - challenge for American religious scholarship;
  • Mormon antiquarianism and beyond - documentary tradition of compiling;
  • documentary approach to history - strong throughout nineteenth century;
  • Mormon version of Bancroft's work - in Orson F. Whitney's four-volume History of Utah;
  • writing of Mormon history throughout nineteenth century - divided between the believers and the non-believers;
  • LDS Church history, a trickle to a downpour - Mormon historical studies books, articles, chapters, theses and dissertations;
  • missiology - LDS Church proclaiming its core messages;
  • Book of Mormon, locating its subjects in the New World;
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - still a fairly young church

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Records and Narratives

  • Mormon Antiquarianism and Beyond

  • Emergence of Professional Histories

  • A New Mormon History

  • A Renaissance of Mormon Studies

  • Books and Prophets

  • Missiology

  • Race and Ethnicity

  • The Mormon Community: From Village to Wards

  • Bibliography