Historical dictionary of Mormonism by Davis Bitton

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Published by Scarecrow Press in Metuchen, N.J .

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-321).

Book details

Statementby Davis Bitton.
GenreDictionaries., Biography
SeriesHistorical dictionaries of religions, philosophies, and movements ;, no. 2
LC ClassificationsBX8605.5 .B588 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 338 p. :
Number of Pages338
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1425018M
ISBN 100810827794
LC Control Number93035972

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Latter-day Saints Family (Mormonism): A 19th century religious movement in America founded by Joseph Smith. The purpose of the movement is to restore New Testament Christianity.

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Look for the new updates on the day of posting and be sure to share these with the Mormon you know. This book, fortunately, takes a broader view, looking back, looking beyond Western civilization, and looking into the present (bordering on the future).

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"Spaulding, Solomon," in Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography, New York: D. Appleton and Co. This dictionary provides a concise collection of definitions and explanations of Bible topics. It is based primarily on the biblical text, supplemented by information from the other standard works.

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Howe's (), one of the earliestanti-Mormon publications. It advanced the theory that the historical partof the Book of Mormon "was written by one Solomon Spalding."Courtesy Rare Books and Manuscripts, Brigham Young of many political cartoons from the late nineteenth century,depicting Mormonism as a despotic, ignorant, adulterous threat to.

↑ In his first Improvement Era series (), and recently repeated in his article on the "Near Eastern Background of the Book of Mormon," in the Encyclopedia of Mormonism (), I; cf.

Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, V, 32; VII: ↑ Jaroslav Černý, Coptic Etymological Dictionary. (Cambridge Univ. Press, ), In Search of Book of Mormon Geography.

Below is the modern map of the area of Smith's Youth. The Book of Mormon is supposed to be a history of real people living in a real place. For the first years of Mormonism's existence, everyone thought it was a story about a people who left the Middle East and came to South or Central America, and who fought wars clear up into New York state where.

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Alexander() My Loving Vigil Keeping by Carla Kelly() Fast Facts. on Mormonism by John. In order to properly consider possible meaning in the Book of Mormon (BofM), we must use the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).

Royal Skousen opened the door to this approach, 1 but unfortunately many have resisted accepting it as valid or have not understood the advantages inherent in it. The usual method of consulting Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language has serious.

The author of the Historical Dic­ tionary of Mormonism feels that the spec­ tacular growth of the church, from a handful in to the eight million to­ day, is due in part to Mormonism not be­ ing a new religion but "rather a restora­ tion of the same church Christ estab­ lished, bringing back the same doctrine and authority" (Introd.).

If you’re looking for historical events in Mormonism, you’ve come to the right place! This page consists of random events in Mormon history worthy of investigation, but were non-chronic issues. Major LDS practices such as polygamy, racism, etc., warrants their own category and can be found in our alphabetical list over on the right side.So when the champions of Mormonism say: "The Book of Mormon could not have grown out of the Spaulding manuscript, for that manuscript is in Oberlin, and there is no connection between it and the Book of Mormon", they take a dishonest position by falsely assuming that this is the only manuscript Spaulding wrote, whereas there is positive.Bitton was a BYU professor of history who authored such books as The Martyrdom Remembered, The Ritualization of Mormon History, The Historical Dictionary of Mormonism, and co-authored, with Leonard J.

Arrington, A History of the Latter-day Saints.

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