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Givens, Terryl

Overview
Works: 41 works in 193 publications in 2 languages and 11,051 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Introductions  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Church history  Records and correspondence  Sources  Apologetic writings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BX8627, 289.322
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Most widely held works by Terryl Givens
By the hand of Mormon : the American scripture that launched a new world religion by Terryl Givens( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Givens examines the Book of Mormon's role as a divine testament of the Last Days and as a sacred sign of Joseph Smith's status as a modern-day prophet. He assesses its claim to be a history of the pre-Columbian peopling of the Western Hemispheres, first by a small Old World group in the era of Babel, and later by tribes from Jerusalem in the age of Jeremiah. Givens explores how the Book of Mormon has been defined as a cultural product, the imaginative ravings of a rustic religion-maker more inspired by the winds of culture than the breath of God. He also investigates its status as a new American Bible or Fifth Gospel, displacing, supporting, or - in some views - perverting the canonical Word of God. Givens also probes the Book's shifting relationship to Mormon doctrine and its changing reputation among theologians and scholars. Finally, in exploring what Martin Marty refers to as the Book of Mormon's "revelatory appeal," Givens highlights the Book's role as the engine behind what may become the next world religion."--Jacket
Dragon scales and willow leaves by Terryl Givens( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although they are twins, Jonathan and Rachel neither look the same nor do they see things the same way--especially in the forest
People of paradox : a history of Mormon culture by Terryl Givens( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In People of Paradox, Terryl Givens traces the rise and development of Mormon culture from the days of Joseph Smith in upstate New York, through Brigham Young's founding of the Territory of Deseret on the shores of Great Salt Lake, to the spread of the Latter-Day Saints around the globe. Throughout the last century and a half, Givens notes, distinctive traditions have emerged among the Latter-Day Saints, shaped by dynamic tensions--or paradoxes--that give Mormon cultural expression much of its vitality. Here is a religion shaped by a rigid authoritarian hierarchy and radical individualism; by prophetic certainty and a celebration of learning and intellectual investigation; by existence in exile and a yearning for integration and acceptance by the larger world. Givens divides Mormon history into two periods, separated by the renunciation of polygamy in 1890. In each, he explores the life of the mind, the emphasis on education, the importance of architecture and urban planning (so apparent in Salt Lake City and Mormon temples around the world), and Mormon accomplishments in music and dance, theater, film, literature, and the visual arts. He situates such cultural practices in the context of the society of the larger nation and, in more recent years, the world. Today, he observes, only fourteen percent of Mormon believers live in the United States. Mormonism has never been more prominent in public life. But there is a rich inner life beneath the public surface, one deftly captured in this sympathetic, nuanced account by a leading authority on Mormon history and thought. -- from publisher description
The Book of Mormon : a very short introduction by Terryl Givens( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With over 140 million copies in print, and serving as the principal proselytizing tool of one of the world's fastest growing faiths, the Book of Mormon is undoubtedly one of the most influential religious texts produced in the western world. Written by Te
The viper on the hearth : Mormons, myths, and the construction of heresy by Terryl Givens( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published in 1997, Terryl Givens's The Viper on the Hearth was widely praised as a landmark work--indeed, The Wall Street Journal hailed it as "one of the five best books on Mormonism." Now, in the wake of a tidal wave of Mormon-inspired artistic, literary, and political activity--ranging from the Broadway hit The Book of Mormon, to the HBO series Big Love, to the political campaign of Mitt Romney--Givens presents an updated edition that addresses the continuing presence and reception of the Mormon image in contemporary culture. The Viper on the Hearth showed how nineteenth- and twentieth-century American writers frequently cast the Mormon as a stock villain in such fictional genres as mysteries, westerns, and popular romances. If today some authors like Tom Clancy use "Mormon" as shorthand for "clean cut and patriotic," earlier writers more often depicted the Mormons as a violent and perverse people--the "viper on the hearth"--Who sought to violate the domestic sphere of the mainstream. Givens is the first to reveal how popular fiction constructed an image of the Mormon as a religious and social Other. The list of authors includes both American and English writers, from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes mystery to Zane Grey's Riders of the Purple Sage, from Robert Louis Stevenson's The Dynamiter to Jack London's Star Rover. For this edition, Givens has expanded the final chapter, shedding further light on the Mormon presence in contemporary American culture, with insightful discussions of topics ranging from the musical, The Book of Mormon, to the political campaigns of Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman."--
Parley P. Pratt : the Apostle Paul of Mormonism by Terryl Givens( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Parley P. Pratt, examining the dramatic events of his life and the crucial role he played in the expansion and foundational theology of early Mormonism
Wrestling the angel : the foundations of Mormon thought : cosmos, God, humanity by Terryl Givens( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wrestling the Angel, Vol. I is the first in a two part study of the foundations of Mormon thought and practice, situated in the context of an overview of the Christian tradition. The book traces the essential contours of Mormon thought as it developed from Joseph Smith to the present. Terryl L. Givens, one of the nation's foremost Mormon scholars, offers a sweeping account of the history of Mormon belief, revealing that Mormonism is a tradition still very much in the process of formation"--Provided by the publisher
When souls had wings : pre-mortal existence in Western thought by Terryl Givens( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The notion that we spring into existence ex nihilo at birth strikes many people as counter-intuitive. By contrast, the idea that we have an eternal identity appeals to some deep intuition about the self. And indeed, belief in the soul's pre-mortal existence has a long history in Western thought
Joseph Smith, Jr. : reappraisals after two centuries( Book )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mormon founder Joseph Smith is one of the most controversial figures of nineteenth-century American history, and a virtually inexhaustible subject for analysis. In this volume, fifteen scholars offer essays on how to interpret and understand Smith and his legacy.--From publisher description
The Latter-day Saint experience in America by Terryl Givens( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The greatest colonizing force in United States history, Mormonism has outgrown its 19th-century isolation and theocratic roots to become one of the most prosperous and respected Christian communities in the country. This book examines the history of the movement, and carefully considers the reasons behind a perennial discord with American culture - and the U.S. government - that only waned in the early decades of the twentieth century
The Columbia sourcebook of Mormons in the United States by Terryl Givens( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This anthology offers rare access to key original documents illuminating Mormon history, theology, and culture in the United States from the nineteenth century to today. Brief introductions describe the theological significance of each text and its reflection of the practices, issues, and challenges that have defined and continue to define the Mormon community. These documents balance mainstream and peripheral thought and religious experience, institutional and personal perspective, and theoretical and practical interpretation, representing pivotal moments in LDS history and correcting decades of misinformation and stereotype. The authors of these documents, male and female, not only celebrate but speak critically and question mainline LDS teachings on sexuality, politics, gender, race, polygamy, and other issues. Selections largely focus on the Salt Lake-based LDS tradition, with a section on the post-Joseph Smith splintering and its creation of a variety of similar yet different Mormon groups. The documents are arranged chronologically within specific categories to capture both the historical and doctrinal development of Mormonism in the United States."--Jacket
The Oxford handbook of Mormonism( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part I. History of Mormonism. An interpretive framework for studying the history of Mormonism / Jan Shipps -- Emergent Mormonism in context / Daniel Walker Howe -- The Mormon Church in Utah / W. Paul Reeve -- The modern Mormon Church / Matthew J. Grow -- Women in Mormonism / Claudia L. Bushman -- Understanding multiple Mormonisms / William D. Russell -- Mormon studies as an academic discipline / David J. Whittaker -- Part II. Revelation and scripture. Joseph Smith and his visions / Richard Lyman Bushman -- Mormons and the Bible / Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp -- The Book of Mormon / Grant Hardy -- Revelation and the open canon in Mormonism / David F. Holland -- Part III. Ecclesiastical structure and praxis. Mormon priesthood and organization / Gregory A. Prince -- Mormon mission work -- Reid L. Neilson -- The Mormon temple and Mormon ritual -- James E. Faulconer -- Lived religion among Mormons / Tona J. Hangen -- Part IV. Mormon thought. Mind and spirit in Mormon thought / Philip L. Barlow -- The nature of God in Mormon thought / David L. Paulsen and Hal R. Boyd -- Christ, atonement, and human possibilities in Mormon thought / Terryl L. Givens -- The problem of evil in Mormon thought / James M. McLachlan -- Embodiment and sexuality in Mormon thought / Samuel Morris Brown and Kate Holbrook -- Part V. Mormon society. The social composition of Mormonism -- Tim B. Heaton and Cardell K. Jacobson -- Celestial marriage (eternal and plural) / Kathryn M. Daynes -- Mormon doctrine on gender / Valerie M. Hudson -- Mormons and race / Margaret Blair Young and Darius Aidan Gray -- Authority and dissent in Mormonism / Armand L. Mauss -- Mormonism and media / John Durham Peters -- Part VI. Mormon culture. Geography and Mormon identity / Richard V. Francaviglia -- Mormon popular culture / Jana Riess -- Mormon folk culture / Eric A. Eliason -- Mormon architecture and visual arts / Paul L. A++
The God who weeps : how Mormonism makes sense of life by Terryl Givens( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crucible of doubt : reflections on the quest for faith by Terryl Givens( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This insightful book offers a careful, intelligent look at doubt--at some of its common sources, the challenges it presents, and the opportunities it may open up in a person's quest for faith
The book of Mormon : a very short introduction by Terryl Givens( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With more than 140 million copies in print and serving as the principal proselytizing tool of one of the world's fastest-growing faiths, the Book of Mormon is undoubtedly one of the most influential religious texts produced in the Western world. This compact volume offers the only concise, accessible introduction to this extraordinary work
New religious movements and orthodoxy : the challenge to the religious mainstream by Terryl Givens( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prophecy of Enoch as restoration blueprint by Terryl Givens( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crucible of doubt : reflections on the quest for faith by Terryl Givens( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This insightful audiobook offers a careful, intelligent look at doubt--at some of its common sources, the challenges it presents, and the opportunities it may open up in a person's quest for faith
The Columbia Sourcebook of Mormons in the United States( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic libraries with a focus on religious studies will want to add this invaluable resource to their collections. Mormon-studies courses have several college-level textbooks to choose from, but none can wear the label "sourcebook" quite like this one¿ amply substantive. Highly recommended for most academic libraries. Bryan Buchanan:No one could create a compilation of primary sources on Mormonism that would satisfy everyone--however, Givens and Neilson have crafted a very worthy anthology that will serve its ostensible primary purpose: a resource for university-level Mormon Studies ... this is an excellent contribution to the field. Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp, Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Washington University in St. Louis:This is the most expansive and comprehensive collection of documents ever compiled about the LDS Church in the United States. Dealing with subjects varied and frequently controversial, from theology and polity to race and sexuality, Terryl L. Givens and Reid L. Neilson include glimpses of Mormonism as revealed, proscribed, and lived in many times and places. It will surely be an indispensable resource and starting point for anyone interested in the history and ongoing story of the Mormon faith for years to come. Philip L. Barlow, author of Mormons and the Bible:The Columbia Sourcebook of Mormons in the United States is the best thing we have for the foreseeable future as a compact sourcebook for the historical study of American Mormonism from the inside. That is, it is the finest available harvest to provide wide-ranging, effective, and representative documents by Mormons themselves. Th
Feeding the flock : the foundations of Mormon practice : sacraments, authority, gifts, worship by Terryl Givens( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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By the hand of Mormon : the American scripture that launched a new world religion
Alternative Names
Givens, Terryl.

Givens, Terryl C.

Givens, Terryl L.

Givens, Terryl L. 1957-

Givens, Terryl L. 1959-

Givens, Terryl L. (Terryl Lynn), 1957-

Givens, Terryl Lynn 1957-

Givens, Terryl Lynn 1959-

Terryl Givens American academic

Terryl Givens Amerikaans literatuurcriticus

Languages
English (164)

Spanish (2)

Covers
Dragon scales and willow leavesPeople of paradox : a history of Mormon cultureThe Book of Mormon : a very short introductionThe viper on the hearth : Mormons, myths, and the construction of heresyParley P. Pratt : the Apostle Paul of MormonismWhen souls had wings : pre-mortal existence in Western thoughtJoseph Smith, Jr. : reappraisals after two centuriesThe Latter-day Saint experience in America