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Joseph Smith (Penguin Lives Biographies)

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Robert Remini's work on the Jacksonian epoch has won him acclaim as well as the National Book Award. In Joseph Smith, he employs his keen insight and rich storytelling gift to explore one of the period's major figures. The most important reformer and innovator in American religious history, Joseph Smith has remained a fascinating enigma to many both inside and outside the Mormon Church he founded.

Born in 1805, Smith grew up during the "Second Great Awakening," when secular tumult had spawned radical religious fervor and countless new sects. His contemplative nature and soaring imagination—the first of his many visions occurred at the age of fourteen—were nurtured in the close, loving family created by his deeply devout parents. His need to lead and be recognized was met by his mission as God's vehicle for a new faith and by the hundreds who, magnetized by his charm and charismatic preaching, gave rise to the Mormon Church. Remini brings Smith into unprecedented focus and contextualizes his enduring contribution to American life and culture within the distinctive characteristics of an extraordinary age.

Synopsis:

Remini's work on the Jacksonian epoch has won him acclaim as well as the National Book Award. In "Joseph Smith, " he employs his keen insight and rich storytelling gift to explore one of the period's major figures--the most important reformer and innovator in American religious history.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-190).

About the Author

Robert V. Remini, professor emeritus of history and the humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago, won the National Book Award for his three-volume biography of Andrew Jackson.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670030835
Author:
Remini, Robert Vincent
Publisher:
Viking Books
Author:
Remini, Robert Vincent
Author:
Remini, Robert V.
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mormons
Subject:
Christianity - Mormonism
Subject:
Christianity - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Da
Subject:
Christianity - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saomts (
Subject:
Christianity - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Mormons -- United States.
Subject:
Smith, Joseph
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Series:
Penguin Lives Biographies
Series Volume:
106-857
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.88x5.40x.78 in. .66 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Remini's work on the Jacksonian epoch has won him acclaim as well as the National Book Award. In "Joseph Smith, " he employs his keen insight and rich storytelling gift to explore one of the period's major figures--the most important reformer and innovator in American religious history.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-190).
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