Scattering of the Saints

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Product Code: XB349
Title: Scattering of the Saints: Schism within Mormonism
Editors: Newell G. Bringhurst and John C. Hamer
Publisher: John Whitmer Books
List Price: $24.95
Our Price: $22.50
Date: 2007
Pages: 347
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From back cover:

When Joseph Smith, translator of the Book of Mormon, organized the Church of Christ on 6 April 1830, he was not just creating a church—he was giving birth to a vibrant and sometimes volatile movement that over the next 175 years would spawn over 400 distinct churches, which all trace their inspiration and authority back to his prophetic visions. Indeed, the rich story of the Latter Day Saint movement cannot be told just from Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Schism has been a common theme in Mormon history since its beginnings, and many independent denominations whose origins are found in the tumultuous early decades of Mormonism continue to dot the American religious landscape. This compilation tells their stories—the other Latter Day Saints. With a foreword by STEVEN L. SHIELDS and an afterword by ROGER D. LAUNIUS, Scattering of the Saints contains fifteen original essays on the diverse expressions of Mormonism, by leading experts in the field:

  • Erin B. Jennings
  • H. Michael Marquardt
  • Michael S. Van Wagenen
  • Kyle R. Walker
  • Robin Scott Jensen
  • Vickie Cleverley Speek
  • Danny L. Jorgensen
  • Michael S. Riggs
  • Larry Watson
  • R. Jean Addams
  • Jason R. Smith
  • Edward Leo Lyman
  • Anne Wilde
  • Craig L. Foster
  • David J. Howlett

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
    • Steven L. Shields
  • Introduction
    • Newell G. Bringhurst and John C. Hamer
  • Whitmer Family Beliefs and Their Church of Christ
    • Erin B. Jennings
  • David Whitmer: His Evolving Beliefs and Recollections
    • H. Michael Marquardt
  • Lyman Wight and the Texas Option of 1844: A Forgotten Mormon Alternative
    • Michael Scott Van Wagenen
  • William Smith's Quest for Ecclesiastical Station: A Schismatic Odyssey, 1844‑93
    • Kyle R. Walker
  • Mormons Seeking Mormonism: Strangite Success and the Conceptualization of Mormon Ideology, 1844‑50
    • Robin Scott Jensen
  • From Strangites to Reorganized Latter Day Saints: Transformations in Midwestern Mormonism, 1856‑79
    • Vickie Cleverley Speek
  • Back to Zion: The Emergence of the Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerite) and Its Return to Independence, Missouri
    • Danny L. Jorgensen
  • The Cutlerite Migration to Minnesota: An Epic Perilous Journey into Diaspora
    • Michael S. Riggs
  • The Church of Jesus Christ (Headquartered in Monongahela, Pennsylvania), Its History and Doctrine
    • Larry Watson
  • The Church of Christ (Temple Lot), Its Emergence, Struggles and Early Schisms
    • R. Jean Addams
  • Scattering of the Hedrickites
    • Jason R. Smith
  • Amasa Lyman's Dissent and His Rejected 1872 overture to the RLDS Church
    • Edward Leo Lyman
  • Fundamentalist Mormonism: Its History, Diversity and Stereotypes, 1886‑Present
    • Anne Wilde
  • The Persistence of Plural Marriage within Mainstream Mormonism: The Example of the Barr and Mary Lance Musser Family
    • Craig L. Foster
  • The Restoration Branches Movement: Bodily Boundaries and Bodily Crossings among RLDS Fundamentalists
    • David J. Howlett
  • Afterword: Is God the Ultimate Practical Joker? A Commentary on Schism in the Latter Day Saint Movement
    • Roger D. Launius
  • About the Contributors

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