Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

Title

Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

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Description

Founder of the largest indigenous Christian church in American history, Joseph Smith published the 584-page Book of Mormon when he was twenty-three and went on to organize a church, found cities, and attract thousands of followers before his violent death at age thirty-eight. Richard Bushman, an esteemed cultural historian and a practicing Mormon, moves beyond the popular stereotype of Smith as a colorful fraud to explore his personality, his relationships with others, and how he received revelations. An arresting narrative of the birth of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling also brilliantly evaluates the prophet’s bold contributions to Christian theology and his cultural place in the modern world.

ISBN

9781400077533

Publication Date

3-13-2007

Publisher

Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.

City

New York

Keywords

Mormonism, history, religion

Disciplines

Christian Denominations and Sects | History | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion