Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling
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.
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Mormonism, history, religion
Christian Denominations and Sects | History | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Bushman, Richard. Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 2007