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Richard L. Bushman

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Richard Lyman Bushman is Gouverneur Morris Professor of History, Emeritus, at Columbia University.
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Tekijän teokset

Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling (2005) 668 kappaletta, 16 arvostelua
The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities (1992) 299 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Mormonism (1984) 154 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction (2008) 149 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Believing History: Latter-day Saint Essays (2004) 35 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
On the Road With Joseph Smith: An Author's Diary (2006) 35 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
War and Peace in Our Time: Mormon Perspectives (2012) — Avustaja; Toimittaja — 7 kappaletta

Associated Works

Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins (1982) — Avustaja — 59 kappaletta
Encyclopedia of Mormonism (1992) — Avustaja — 56 kappaletta
Why I Believe (2001) — Avustaja — 52 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Many Legalities of Early America (2001) — Avustaja — 44 kappaletta
Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History (2000) — Avustaja — 41 kappaletta
The Transformation of Early American History: Society, Authority and Ideology (1991) — Avustaja — 35 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Mapping Mormonism (2012) — Esipuhe — 34 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Joseph Smith, Jr.: Reappraisals After Two Centuries (2008) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
A Reason for Faith: Navigating LDS Doctrine and Church History (2016) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The development of a revolutionary mentality; papers (1972) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta
A Thoughtful Faith: Essays on Belief by Mormon Scholars (1986) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
The Council of Fifty: What the Records Reveal about Mormon History (2017) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Why I'm a Mormon (2012) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta
The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism (2015) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
The Collected Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lectures (2004) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
Days Never to be Forgotten (2009) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon (2019) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Exploring the First Vision (2012) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Approaching Antiquity: Joseph Smith and the Ancient World (2015) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Foundational Texts of Mormonism (2018) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Conversations with Mormon Historians (2015) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Mormonism and American Politics (2015) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Hugh Nibley Observed (2021) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Directions for Mormon studies in the twenty-first century (2016) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
The Tragedy and the Triumph (2019) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Silent Notes Taken: Personal Essays By Mormon New Yorkers (2002) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
BYU Studies - Vol. 17, No. 1 (Autumn 1976) (1976) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
BYU Studies Vol. 59 No. 4, 2020 (2020) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Journal of Mormon History - Vol. 35, No. 1, Winter 2009 (2009) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Journal of Mormon History - Vol. 32, No. 1, Spring 2006 (2006) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Journal of Mormon History, Vol. 41, No. 1 (Winter 2015) (2015) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
BYU Studies Vol. 59 No. 2, 2020 (2020) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
BYU Studies Vol. 59 No. 3, 2020 (2020) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Journal of Mormon History, Vol. 43, No. 3 (Summer 2017) (2017) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
BYU Studies - Vol. 04, No. 2 (Winter 1962) (1962) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
BYU Studies - Vol. 03, No. 1 (Autumn 1960) (1960) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Mormon Studies Review, Vol. 4 (2017) (2017) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
BYU Studies - Vol. 07, No. 2 (Winter 1966) (1966) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Legacies of the American Revolution (1978) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Journal of Mormon History - Vol. 38, No. 3, Summer 2012 (2012) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Journal of Mormon History - Volume 19 No. 1 (Spring 1993) (1993) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Sunstone - Vol. 19:1, Issue 101, March 1996 (1996) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Sunstone - Issue 132, May 2004 (2004) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Sunstone - Vol. 11:5, Issue 61, September 1987 (1987) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Sunstone - Vol. 22:2, Issue 114, June 1999 (1999) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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Really interesting take on Joseph Smith from a Latter-Day Saint perspective. It gives an intimate history of Smith's rise as a religious figure, as well as the Church's past and present teachings. It's helpful to read this in conjunction with other books about the faith in the modern world to get a bit more context and a better understanding of how history shaped the current Church.
 
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ddallegretto | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 11, 2024 |
It's not possible to write a history without a viewpoint. The trick is to choose the right one. Of course, when the subject of the history is a schismatic religion, there may be disagreement about what is the right one.

That is definitely the issue with this short, readable history. It is a history of Mormonism told very much from the Mormon standpoint. How did Mormonism come to be? It of course began with the... proclamations... of Joseph Smith. The questions about those gives us a good perspective on the book. The foremost biographer of Smith, Fawn M. Brodie, who was herself a Mormon, came to the agonized conclusion that Smith was engaged in a get-rich scheme. Alternately, Smith's revelations began when he was about the age when schizophrenics start to experience the symptoms of their horrid illness. Or, of course, Smith could have been the recipient of a genuine revelation.

This matter is not really discussed. Revelation is basically assumed. For readers who are members of the Saints, this will obviously be desirable. For readers who are not, it leaves glaring holes. And this tendency continues. For a book whose primary author is a woman, it seems surprisingly sympathetic to polygamy: it was doctrine, so it must have been right.

Also, it is worth noting that, when Joseph Smith died, Mormonism fractured. Brigham Young gathered by far the largest faction of the denomination, and took it to Utah -- but the other various sects are all Mormons, they just aren't "the" Mormons. But all we read is a brief mention of the Reorganized Church of the Latter-Day Saints. It is not wrong, but it is parochial and not what I would consider a complete history.

I would also say that the interesting part of the sect's history is the time from when Smith had his revelation until they abandoned polygamy in the 1890s. After that, although the Mormons were still extremely schismatic in theology, they were basically just another separatist sect in an America full of peculiar sects, large and small. But the book still devotes half its length to this relatively dull period.

Bottom line: If you are a Mormon, this is probably a good brief history. But if you are not, it raises far more questions than it answers, and it leaves out a lot of the good stuff to focus on the routine. A bad book? Not really. But one with a viewpoint that I find neither particularly interesting nor particularly useful.
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waltzmn | Apr 6, 2023 |
A great series of essays by a believer and historian, who attempts to explain why he believes in some essays, and then establishes cultural biography for Joseph Smith, and also analyzes different parts of church history and Book of Mormon topics. Bushman's afterward was very interesting and illustrative for me to read, as he attempts to balance his perspective to both the believing and non-believing audience. The crux of the issue, he says in one essay, has been weather the revelations and claims are to be believed or not. He then goes on to indicate there might be a third route, but will that be sufficient for either party (believers and non-believers).… (lisätietoja)
 
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quinton.baran | Mar 29, 2021 |
I found this book to be a very well researched and written biography of a very controversial man. As a believer, I found that the book was balanced. I was very familiar with most of the items in this book previously - the information provided enriched my viewpoint of a man that I consider a prophet. I suppose that most people don't know what to expect from a prophet, or I should say, they have a preconceived notion of what to expect. To many people, that notion did not match up with the reality of Joseph Smith. As Joseph himself says, "you never knew my heart" - the same can be said for each one of us to even our closet associates. We only know ourselves, and even at that we are imperfect.… (lisätietoja)
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