Bushman, Richard L.
Most widely held works about Richard L Bushman
Most widely held works by Richard L Bushman
Joseph Smith and the beginnings of Mormonism by Richard L Bushman ( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,418 libraries worldwide
The core of Mormon belief was a conviction about actual events. The testof faith was not adherence to a cetain confession of faith but belief that Christ was resurrected, the Joseph Smith saw God, that the Book of Mormon was true history, and the Peter, James, and John restored the apostleship, Mormonism was history, not philosophy.
Joseph Smith : rough stone rolling by Richard L Bushman ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,537 libraries worldwide
Presents the life of the founder of the Church of Latter Day Saints, from his hardscrabble early life in rural New York, to the visions that inspired The Book of Mormon, and his untimely death at the hands of a mob in 1844.
From Puritan to Yankee; character and the social order in Connecticut, 1690-1765 by Richard L Bushman ( Book )
28 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in English and held by 1,521 libraries worldwide
Mormonism : a very short introduction by Richard L Bushman ( Book )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,154 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Beginning with a handful of members in 1830, the church that Joseph Smith founded has grown into a world-wide organization with over 12 million adherents, playing prominent roles in politics, sports, entertainment, and business. Yet they are an oddity. They are considered wholesome, conservative, and friendly on one hand, and clannish, weird, and self-righteous on the other. Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction explains who Mormons are: what they believe and how they live their lives. Written by Richard Lyman Bushman, an eminent historian and practicing Mormon, this compact, informative volume ranges from the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the contentious issues of contemporary Mormonism. Bushman argues that Joseph Smith still serves as the Mormons' Moses. Their everyday religious lives are still rooted in his conceptions of true Christianity. They seek revelation to solve life's problems just as he did. They believe the authority to seal families together for eternity was restored through him. They understand their lives as part of a spiritual journey that started in a "council in heaven" before the world began just as he taught. Bushman's account also describes the tensions and sorrows of Mormon life. How are Mormons to hold on to their children in a world of declining moral standards and rampant disbelief? How do rational, educated Mormons stand up to criticisms of their faith? How do single Mormons fare in a church that emphasizes family life? The book also examines polygamy, the various Mormon scriptures, and the renegade fundamentalists who tarnish the LDS image when in fact they're not members. In a time when Mormons such as Mitt Romney and Harry Reid are playing prominent roles in American society, this engaging introduction enables readers to judge for themselves how Mormon teachings shape the character of believers.
Mormons in America by Claudia L Bushman ( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,147 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints beginning in America in the early 1800s and continuing to the present day throughout the world.
The refinement of America : persons, houses, cities by Richard L Bushman ( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,133 libraries worldwide
In this illuminating analysis of early American society, Richard Bushman traces the introduction of gentility into the life of the nation. He explores the concern for stylishness, taste, beauty, and politeness that began to be felt in America after 1700, and examines how this concern changed our environment and culture. Bushman makes clear that the quest for gentility, far from being trivial, was the serious pursuit of a personal and social ideal with sources in classical and Renaissance literature. In Europe, the growing interest in manners and beautiful environments was connected to the power of royal courts. In America, the transformation of architecture, furnishings, and wardrobes - from plain, rudimentary, and frugal, to decorative and sumptuous - was linked to the transfer of power to the colonial gentry. Gentility was the culture of the colonies' ruling elite. After the Revolution, gentility spread to a broad middle class, as an essentially aristocratic culture was democratized. The change affected nearly every aspect of life. The spread of gentility turned the conduct of ordinary people into a performance. Courtesy books taught people how to hold their bodies, and how to dress, eat, and converse in a pleasing way. The wish to be pleasing came to encompass virtually every form of behavior and every aspect of the physical environment, from houses and yards to public buildings and the adornment of streets. Factories sprang up to supply a vast new market for furniture, dishes, curtains, and carpets. Cities and towns planted trees, landscaped parks and greens, and erected fashionable hotels and churches. All of these developments were part of a vast effort to present a refined face to the world and to create a new kind of society. Bushman stresses that these visions of a more elegant life both complemented and competed with other American values associated with evangelical religion, republicanism, capitalism, and the work ethic. The melding with other values resulted in contradictions that were not easily resolved and that provided much cultural work for writers and theologians. Finally, he argues that gentility gained strength from collaboration with capitalism, but in a way that blunted class conflict. The combination of capitalism, republicanism, and gentility prevented the hardening of class consciousness. Instead there emerged a belief in the right of every citizen to membership in the middle class.
The Great Awakening : documents on the revival of religion, 1740-1745 ( Book )
9 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in English and held by 927 libraries worldwide
Uprooted Americans : essays to honor Oscar Handlin ( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 771 libraries worldwide
Building the kingdom : a history of Mormons in America by Claudia L Bushman ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 633 libraries worldwide
Mormonism is one of the world's fastest growing religions, doubling its membership every 15 years. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the formal denomination of the Mormon church) is now 10 million strong, with more than half of its membership coming from outside the United States. More than 88 million copies of The Book of Mormon have been printed, and it has been translated into more than 50 languages. Mormons in America tells the tumultuous story of this religious group, from its humble origins in small-town New York State in 1830 to its present heyday. Claudia and Richard Bushman introduce us to charismatic leaders like Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, go deep behind Mormon rites and traditions, take us along the adventurous trail of the Mormon pioneers into the West, evoke the momentous erection of Salt Lake City in the desert, and draw us into the dozens of skirmishes, verbal attacks, and court battles between Mormons and their neighbors, other religions, the media, and the American government.
King and people in provincial Massachusetts by Richard L Bushman ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
Believing history : Latter-day Saint essays by Richard L Bushman ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Making space for the Mormons by Richard L Bushman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Revelations and translations by Joseph Smith ( Book )
in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
On the road with Joseph Smith : an author's diary by Richard L Bushman ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Joseph Smith : rough stone rolling : cultural biography of Mormonism's founder by Richard L Bushman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Come all you gallant heroes : the world of the Revolutionary soldier ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Love letters of Joseph and Emma ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Explores Joseph and Emma Smith's close and loving partnership through the lens of their personal correspondence to each other. Paired with stunning illustrations by renowned artist Liz Lemon Swindle, this engaging history provides insight into the lives and glimpses into the heart of the founder of the LDS Church and his 'elect lady'.
Joseph Smith's relationship with God by Richard Lyman Bushman ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Richard Bushman provides a fascinating look into the life of Joseph Smith from the perspective of a historian and a faithful member of the Church. Because he is a historian of the time in American history when Joseph lived, Bushman is schooled in the social and cultural currents of that time period and can connect these to his account of Joseph's history, character, and even personality.
Life and times of Joseph Smith by Richard L Bushman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Reflections on the life and times of the Prophet Joseph Smith.
A random sample of Kent County, Delaware, estate inventories, 1727-1775 ( Book )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Adult education American Revolution (1775-1783) Architecture, Domestic Archives Authors Biography Book of Mormon Bushman, Richard L Censorship Church history Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.--Elkton Ward Civilization Civil society Connecticut Criticism, interpretation, etc. Delaware Delaware--Kent County Diaries Edwards, Jonathan,--1703-1758 Europe Freedom of the press Geographical perception Great Awakening Handlin, Oscar,--1915-2011 History House furnishings Juvenile works Manners and customs Maryland--Elkton Massachusetts Material culture Middle class Minorities Mormon Church Mormon Church--Doctrines Mormon cities and towns Mormons Political science Psychology Religion Sacred books Scrapbooks Smith, Emma Hale Smith, Joseph,--1805-1844 Social history Sources Theology, Doctrinal United States Voluntarism
Bushman, Richard L. (Richard Lyman)
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