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Mormonism and Violence
The Battles of Zion

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Part of Elements in Religion and Violence

  • Date Published: May 2019
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108706285

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  • In popular culture and scholarship, a consistent trope about Mormonism is that it features a propensity for violence, born of the religion's theocratic impulses and the antinomian tendencies of special revelation. Mormonism and Violence critically assesses the relationship of Mormonism and violence through a close examination of Mormon history and scripture, focusing on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Element pays special attention to violence in the Book of Mormon and the history of the movement, from the 1830s to the present.

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    • Date Published: May 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108706285
    • dimensions: 178 x 127 x 5 mm
    • weight: 0.149kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. 'Wars and contentions': violence in the Book of Mormon
    2. 'All are mob' – violence in early Mormonism
    3. 'Unsheathe the sword' – violence in pioneer Utah
    4. 'We believe in being subject' – modernization and state violence
    Epilogue – toward peace.

  • Author

    Patrick Q. Mason, Utah State University

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