Joseph Smith And The Beginnings Of Mormonism
Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Mormonism
Focuses on the first twenty-five years of Smith's life, describes his visions, and recounts how he established the Church of the Latter-day Saints.
"Brilliant... Written with style and felicity, it deals with all the difficult topics that must be probed in describing and interpreting the controversial early history of Mormonism." -- Leonard J. Arrington
About the Author
Richard Lyman Bushman, Gouverneur Morris Professor of History, Emeritus, at Columbia University, grew up in Portland, Oregon, and earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard University. He has also taught at Brigham Young University, Boston University, and the University of Delaware. His "From Puritan to Yankee: Character and Social Order in Connecticut, 1690"-"1765" won the Bancroft Prize in 1967. His other books include "Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Mormonism" (1984), winner of the Evans Biography Award; "King and People in Provincial Massachusetts" (1985); and "The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities" (1992). A practicing Mormon, he lives in New York City with his wife, Claudia.