Equal Rites

Equal Rites

The Book of Mormon, Masonry, Gender, and American Culture

eBook - 2004
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Both the Prophet Joseph Smith and his Book of Mormon have been characterized as ardently, indeed evangelically, anti-Masonic. Yet in this sweeping social, cultural, and religious history of nineteenth-century Mormonism and its milieu, Clyde Forsberg argues that masonry, like evangelical Christianity, was an essential component of Smith's vision. Smith's ability to imaginatively conjoin the two into a powerful and evocative defense of Christian, or Primitive, Freemasonry was, Forsberg shows, more than anything else responsible for the meteoric rise of Mormonism in the nineteenth century.<b.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, Ă2004
ISBN: 9780231507462
0231507461
0231126409
9780231126403
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxiv, 326 pages :) : illustrations

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