The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism

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The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism
The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism
Editor Terryl L. Givens Editor Philip L. Barlow
New York: Oxford University Press, 2015

The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism

Reviewer Janeen Christensen

The Oxford Handbook series publishes academic essays in particular fields within the humanities and social sciences. This volume focuses on a growing subgenre of religious studies—Mormonism. Terryl Givens and Philip Barlow have brought their considerable experience and expertise to the task of assembling and editing this collection of essays on topics about Mormon history, theology, and lived religion. Givens is a professor of literature and religion at the University of Richmond and the author of several books, including Wrestling the Angel: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Cosmos, God, Humanity. Barlow is a professor of Mormon history and culture at Utah State University and the author of Mormons and the Bible: The Place of the Latter-day Saints in American Religion. The other academic fields, and the book includes their biographies so that the reader may better contextualize the diverse perspectives of the essayists.

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