Mormonism: A Historical Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-13: 9781598841084
  • DDC: 289.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 356 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released April 2011
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Overview

It began in upstate New York with Joseph Smith's miraculous vision. It spread across the American West with Brigham Young's founding of over 300 settlements and his establishment of Utah as its headquarters. Today, Mormonism is continually expanding with more members outside the United States than within. MORMONISM: A HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA helps readers explore a church that has gone from being an object of ridicule and sometimes violent persecution to a worldwide religion, counting prominent businesspeople and political leaders among its members (including former Massachusetts governor and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney). The encyclopedia begins with an overview of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--six essays cover the church's history from Joseph Smith's first vision in 1820 to its current global status. This provides a context for subsequent sections of alphabetically organized entries on key events and figures in Mormon history. A final section looks at important issues such as the church's organization and government, its teachings on family, Mormonism and blacks, Mormonism and women, and Mormonism and Native Americans. Together, these essays and entries, along with revealing primary sources, portray the Mormon experience.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface and Acknowledgments.
Other Frontmatter.
Mormonism in Historical Context: An Introduction.
1: Eras.
2: Foundation: 1820–1830.
3: Development: 1831–1844.
4: Exodus and Settlement: 1845–1869.
5: Conflict: 1869–1890.
6: Transition: 1890–1941.
7: Expansion: 1941–Present.
8: Events.
9: Black Hawk War.
10: Book of Mormon.
11: Colonization.
12: Correlation.
13: Exodus from Nauvoo.
14: First Vision.
15: Handcart Migration.
16: Haun's Mill Massacre.
17: Immigration.
18: Kirtland Pentecost.
19: Manifesto.
20: Martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith.
21: Missouri War.
22: Mormon Battalion.
23: Mountain Meadows Massacre.
24: Nauvoo Legion.
25: Organization of the Church.
26: Pioneering.
27: Priesthood Revelation of 1978.
28: Reformation.
29: Relief Society.
30: Seagulls and Crickets.
31: Smoot Hearings.
32: Temple Work by Proxy.
33: Temples.
34: Ungathered.
35: United States v. Reynolds.
36: Utah War.
37: Word of Wisdom.
38: Youth Programs.
39: Zion's Camp.
40: People.
41: Arrington, Leonard James.
42: Bennion, Lowell L..
43: Benson, Ezra Taft.
44: Brooks, Juanita.
45: Cannon, George Q..
46: Cannon, Martha Hughes.
47: Clark, J. Reuben Jr..
48: Grant, Heber J..
49: Hinckley, Gordon B..
50: Hunter, Howard W..
51: Kimball, Spencer W..
52: Lee, Harold B..
53: Lyman, Amy Brown.
54: McConkie, Bruce R..
55: McKay, David O..
56: Monson, Thomas S..
57: Nibley, Hugh.
58: Parmley, LaVern Watts.
59: Pratt, Orson and Parley P..
60: Rigdon, Sidney.
61: Roberts, B. H..
62: Rogers, Aurelia Spencer.
63: Sessions, Patty Bartlett.
64: Smith, Barbara Bradshaw.
65: Smith, Emma Hale.
66: Smith, George Albert.
67: Smith, Hyrum.
68: Smith, Joseph F..
69: Smith, Joseph Fielding.
70: Smith, Joseph Jr..
71: Smith Family.
72: Snow, Eliza R..
73: Snow, Lorenzo.
74: Spafford, Belle Smith.
75: Talmage, James E..
76: Taylor, Elmina Shepherd.
77: Taylor, John.
78: Wells, Emmeline B..
79: Witnesses to the Book of Mormon.
80: Woodruff, Wilford.
81: Young, Brigham.
82: Issues.
83: Church Organization and Government.
84: Divergent Churches.
85: Genealogy and Family History.
86: Local Worship.
87: Mormon Missiology.
88: Mormon Scripture.
89: Mormonism and Blacks.
90: Mormonism and Economics.
91: Mormonism and Education.
92: Mormonism and Men.
93: Mormonism and Native Americans.
94: Mormonism and Other Faiths.
95: Mormonism and Race.
96: Mormonism and Science.
97: Mormonism and Secular Government.
98: Mormonism and the Family.
99: Mormonism and Violence.
100: Mormonism and Women.
101: Mormonism as a World Religion.
102: Mormonism as Restoration.
103: Mormonism's Contested Identity.
104: Non-Mormon Views of Mormonism.
105: Polygamy.
Chronology.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Editors.
List of Contributors.
Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface and Acknowledgments.
Other Frontmatter.
Mormonism in Historical Context: An Introduction.
1: Eras.
2: Foundation: 1820–1830.
3: Development: 1831–1844.
4: Exodus and Settlement: 1845–1869.
5: Conflict: 1869–1890.
6: Transition: 1890–1941.
7: Expansion: 1941–Present.
8: Events.
9: Black Hawk War.
10: Book of Mormon.
11: Colonization.
12: Correlation.
13: Exodus from Nauvoo.
14: First Vision.
15: Handcart Migration.
16: Haun's Mill Massacre.
17: Immigration.
18: Kirtland Pentecost.
19: Manifesto.
20: Martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith.
21: Missouri War.
22: Mormon Battalion.
23: Mountain Meadows Massacre.
24: Nauvoo Legion.
25: Organization of the Church.
26: Pioneering.
27: Priesthood Revelation of 1978.
28: Reformation.
29: Relief Society.
30: Seagulls and Crickets.
31: Smoot Hearings.
32: Temple Work by Proxy.
33: Temples.
34: Ungathered.
35: United States v. Reynolds.
36: Utah War.
37: Word of Wisdom.
38: Youth Programs.
39: Zion's Camp.
40: People.
41: Arrington, Leonard James.
42: Bennion, Lowell L..
43: Benson, Ezra Taft.
44: Brooks, Juanita.
45: Cannon, George Q..
46: Cannon, Martha Hughes.
47: Clark, J. Reuben Jr..
48: Grant, Heber J..
49: Hinckley, Gordon B..
50: Hunter, Howard W..
51: Kimball, Spencer W..
52: Lee, Harold B..
53: Lyman, Amy Brown.
54: McConkie, Bruce R..
55: McKay, David O..
56: Monson, Thomas S..
57: Nibley, Hugh.
58: Parmley, LaVern Watts.
59: Pratt, Orson and Parley P..
60: Rigdon, Sidney.
61: Roberts, B. H..
62: Rogers, Aurelia Spencer.
63: Sessions, Patty Bartlett.
64: Smith, Barbara Bradshaw.
65: Smith, Emma Hale.
66: Smith, George Albert.
67: Smith, Hyrum.
68: Smith, Joseph F..
69: Smith, Joseph Fielding.
70: Smith, Joseph Jr..
71: Smith Family.
72: Snow, Eliza R..
73: Snow, Lorenzo.
74: Spafford, Belle Smith.
75: Talmage, James E..
76: Taylor, Elmina Shepherd.
77: Taylor, John.
78: Wells, Emmeline B..
79: Witnesses to the Book of Mormon.
80: Woodruff, Wilford.
81: Young, Brigham.
82: Issues.
83: Church Organization and Government.
84: Divergent Churches.
85: Genealogy and Family History.
86: Local Worship.
87: Mormon Missiology.
88: Mormon Scripture.
89: Mormonism and Blacks.
90: Mormonism and Economics.
91: Mormonism and Education.
92: Mormonism and Men.
93: Mormonism and Native Americans.
94: Mormonism and Other Faiths.
95: Mormonism and Race.
96: Mormonism and Science.
97: Mormonism and Secular Government.
98: Mormonism and the Family.
99: Mormonism and Violence.
100: Mormonism and Women.
101: Mormonism as a World Religion.
102: Mormonism as Restoration.
103: Mormonism's Contested Identity.
104: Non-Mormon Views of Mormonism.
105: Polygamy.
Chronology.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Editors.
List of Contributors.
Index.