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The Viper on the Hearth: Mormons, Myths, and the Construction of Heresy

Terryl L. Givens

Abstract

In 1997 this book was praised as a new classic in Mormon studies. In the wake of Mormon-inspired and -created artistic, literary, and political activity—today's “Mormon moment”—this book has now been revised and updated to address the continuing presence and reception of the Mormon image in contemporary culture. It provides a comprehensive study of how Mormons have been constructed in popular culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Interdisciplinary research in this book relies on historical and literary sources. The book also provides novel scholarship on religious formation, ident ... More

Keywords: mormon studies, mormon movement, mormon image, contemporary culture, popular culture, religious formation, religious identity, religious persecution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199933808
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199933808.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Terryl L. Givens, author
University of Richmond

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