Coverart for item
The Resource The Book of Mormon : a very short introduction, Terryl L. Givens

The Book of Mormon : a very short introduction, Terryl L. Givens

Label
The Book of Mormon : a very short introduction
Title
The Book of Mormon
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Terryl L. Givens
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Givens examines the Book of Mormon in terms of the claims that its narrators make for its historical genesis, its purpose as a sacred text, and its meaning for an audience which shifts over the course of the history it unfolds. The author traces five governing themes in particular--revelation, Christ, Zion, scripture, and covenant--and analyzes the Book's central doctrines and teachings. Some of these resonate with familiar nineteenth-century religious preoccupations; others consist of radical and unexpected takes on topics from the fall of Man to Christ's mortal ministries and the meaning of atonement. Givens also provides samples of a cast of characters that number in the hundreds, and analyzes representative passages from a work that encompasses tragedy, poetry, sermons, visions, family histories and military chronicles. Finally, this introduction surveys the contested origins and production of a work held by millions to be scripture, and reviews the scholarly debates that address questions of the record's historicity
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Givens, Terryl
Dewey number
289.3/22
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX8627
LC item number
.G57 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
219
Label
The Book of Mormon : a very short introduction, Terryl L. Givens
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-135) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins, narrators, and structure -- Themes -- Stories and characters -- The Book of Mormon as literature -- Teachings -- The Book of Mormon and its audiences -- Joseph Smith and the angel -- The Book of Mormon in LDS faith and worship -- Book of Mormon wars -- Conclusion: The Book of Mormon in the 21st century
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
x, 140 pages
Isbn
9780195369311
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009002656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn301705600
  • (OCoLC)301705600
Label
The Book of Mormon : a very short introduction, Terryl L. Givens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-135) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins, narrators, and structure -- Themes -- Stories and characters -- The Book of Mormon as literature -- Teachings -- The Book of Mormon and its audiences -- Joseph Smith and the angel -- The Book of Mormon in LDS faith and worship -- Book of Mormon wars -- Conclusion: The Book of Mormon in the 21st century
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
x, 140 pages
Isbn
9780195369311
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009002656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn301705600
  • (OCoLC)301705600

Library Locations

    • Vancouver Public Library - Central BranchBorrow it
      350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6B1, CA
      49.280188 -123.114755
Processing Feedback ...