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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.
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