By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion

by Terryl L. Givens

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With over 100 million copies in print, the Book of Mormon has spawned a vast religious movement, but it remains little discussed outside Mormon circles. Now Terryl Givens offers a full-length treatment of this influential work, illuminating the varied meanings and tempestuous impact of this uniquely American scripture.

The most wide-ranging study on the subject outside Mormon presses, By the Hand of Mormon will fascinate anyone curious about a religious people who, despite their numbers, remain strangers in our midst.

About the Author

Terryl L. Givens

Terryl L. Givens holds the James A. Bostwick chair of English and is Professor of Literature and Religion at the University of Richmond and the author of several books. His writing has been praised by the New York Times as “provocative reading” and includes, most recently, When Souls Had Wings, a history of the idea of premortal life in Western thought; a biography (with Matthew Grow) of Parley Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism (winner of the 2012 Best Book Award from the Mormon History Association); and Wrestling the Angel: The Foundations of Mormon Thought.

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A great book with only one small quibble
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is a great book and a must have for anyone interested in knowing the Book of Mormon and the current assessment of it in the LDS church, the scholarly world, and in the anti- Mormon field. The only criticism I have is that Givens is too kind to Fawn Brodie and does not mention the critical reviews of her work by Hugh Nibley in No Ma'am That's Not History and in several essays in the FARMS Annual Review of Books on the Book of Mormon. Other than that one quibble, this is a great book, buy it and enjoy !!

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