The New Mormon History: Revisionist Essays on the Past
Signature Books, 1992 - 310 Seiten
"New Mormon History" is the banner under which professional historians today approach Latter-day Saint historiography. Rather than bracketing data that challenges traditional assumptions, these scholars go where the evidence takes them, sometimes contextualizing what has been assumed to be supernatural and other times qualifying the presumably mundane.
For instance, it is said that sea gulls saved Mormon settlers' crops. New Mormon Historians approach this faith statement by asking whether anyone at the time reported it as a miracle, whether the event was a recurring expectation of farmers or an anomaly, and how it differed from the same incident reported among Catholics in southern California. On the other hand, considering the coincidence of the gold rush following the devastatingly low crop yields the first few years in Utah, scholars acknowledge the providential nature of this event for Latter-day Saints.
D. Michael Quinn has selected fifteen essays for this collection, each of which demonstrates the methods of this new history. Participants offer new ideas and give readers the opportunity to determine for themselves the relative successes of these interpretive approaches.
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Review: The New Mormon History: Revisionist Essays on the PastNutzerbericht - Jenny - Goodreads
I didn't make it through the whole thing before it was due back at the library, but of the essays I did read, my reaction was mixed. They seemed a bit uneven—some were really well written, researched ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Review: The New Mormon History: Revisionist Essays on the PastNutzerbericht - Tyler - Goodreads
There are a number of reasons why this book is worthwhile. It's authors, all of which come from a variety of faith traditions, are well-qualified to write on their respective subjects. I especially ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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