Mormonism

A Historical Encyclopedia

By Reeve, W. Paul & Parshall, Ardis E.

Publishers Summary:
Mormonism: A Historical Encyclopedia helps readers explore a church that has gone from being an object of ridicule and sometimes violent persecution to a worldwide religion, counting prominent businesspeople and political leaders among its members (including former Massachusetts governor and recent presidential candidate Mitt Romney).The encyclopedia begins with an overview of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—six essays cover the churchÕs history from Joseph Smith's first vision in 1820 to its current global status. This provides a context for subsequent sections of alphabetically organized entries on key events and key figures in Mormon history. A final section looks at important issues such as the church's organization and government, its teachings on family, Mormonism and blacks, Mormonism and women, and Mormonism and Native Americans. Together, these essays and entries, along with revealing primary sources, portray the Mormon experience like no other available reference work.

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ISBN
978-1-59884-107-7
Publisher
ABC-CLIO


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Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2010

Scholars of Mormonism have been well served by encyclopedias and dictionaries in the past few decades. The Encyclopedia of Mormonism (Macmillan, 1992), at four volumes, is the largest, while Davis Bitton and Thomas G. Alexander's single-volume Historical Dictionary of Mormonism (Scarecrow, 2008. 3d ed.) covers similar territory with much shorter entries. Between these two comes this volume from ABC-CLIO. With over 50 contributors from a variety of backgrounds, it is divided into four ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2011

Gr 7 Up—This encyclopedia opens with six lengthy essays covering the history of the church from before its founding in 1830 to the present. The essays are followed by more than 100 shorter articles under the separate headings of "Events," "People," and "Issues." Both the essays and articles are well researched and fully referenced and, on the who...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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