The Bible and the Latter-Day Saint Tradition

The Bible and the Latter-Day Saint Tradition

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Publisher's Synopsis

Like other Christian denominations, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) has been engaged in the battle for the Bible since challenges to biblical authority began to exert significant influence in America toward the end of the nineteenth century. Other believing communities have responded with various reevaluations of biblical text. Latter-day Saints have experimented with similar approaches, often taking liberal positions on biblical authority and conservative positions on history and authorship. However, Latter-day Saints accept additional scripture as well as embracing a theology notably distinct from traditional Christianity. Hence, Latter-day Saints relate to the Bible differently from other Christians, creating gaps with mainstream biblical studies. This volume bridges that gap.From comparing the Book of Mormon to the Bible or the Dead Sea Scrolls, to Mormon feminists' biblical studies approaches to the Gospels, this volume takes a comprehensive and inclusive approach to understanding Bible scholarship's role in Mormon history and exploring these differences for both scholars and students. A diverse group of contributors presents an accessible resource to mediate between Latter-day Saint traditions and the broader context of biblical history, literature, and scholarship. Each essay provides a synopsis of relevant major scholarly views and delivers new insights into a wide variety of Bible receptions.

Book information

ISBN: 9781647690984
Publisher: The University of Utah Press
Imprint: The University of Utah Press
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 336
Weight: -1g
Height: 254mm
Width: 178mm