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Mormons and the Bible: The Place of the Latter-day Saints in American Religion

Philip L. Barlow


This book offers an in-depth analysis of the approaches taken to the Bible by major Mormon leaders, from its beginnings to the present. It shows that Mormon attitudes toward the Bible comprise an extraordinary mix of conservative, liberal, and radical ingredients: an almost fundamentalist adherence to the King James Version co-exists with belief in the possibility of new revelation and surprising ideas about the limits of human language. This exploration takes important steps toward unraveling the mystery of this quintessential American religious phenomenon. This book includes an extended bibl ... More

Keywords: Bible, Mormons, Mormon leaders, King James Version, new revelation, Joseph Smith, biblical usage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199739035
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739035.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip L. Barlow, author
Utah State University