The Mormon Jesus: A Biography

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Belknap Press
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6.3 X 9.4 X 1.2 inches | 1.5 pounds

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About the Author
John G. Turner is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at George Mason University.
The Mormon understanding of Jesus has never been static. This excellent and perceptive history traces the development of Mormon ideas about the Savior through nearly two centuries of history and theology, with those beliefs sometimes coinciding with and sometimes diverging sharply from broader currents of Christian thinking.--Jana Riess, senior columnist for Religion News Service and coeditor of Mormonism and American Politics
The Mormon Jesus is much more than a treatise on Christology. It is a lively cultural history of how Mormons have thought of Christ from the Book of Mormon to the Hill Cumorah Pageant. Scriptural translations, visions and revelations, temple ceremonies, songs, Sunday school lessons, paintings, sculpture, and poetry all figure in the story of Mormonism's distinctive Jesus.--Richard Lyman Bushman, author of Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling
The Mormon Jesus is an example of excellent Mormon scholarship that can be found from authors outside the faith...A worthy look at the LDS faith.--Doug Gibson "Standard-Examiner" (4/22/2016 12:00:00 AM)
Mormon Jesus is an excellent treatise on the Mormon Christology in its development and current form. It provides a breathtaking overview of Christ in Mormon thought from the pre-Book of Mormon era to the present. Regardless of whether one agrees with Turner's conclusion--that Mormonism is a non-peculiar, albeit new and unique, branch of Christianity--he provides the field of Mormon studies with a valuable resource that should prove useful for years to come.--Kyle Beshears "H-Net Reviews" (12/1/2016 12:00:00 AM)
Richly researched and beautifully written, The Mormon Jesus moves far beyond biography to survey the entirety of Mormon history through a focus on the ways that believers see, hear, pray to, and depict Jesus. This groundbreaking new book renders Mormonism as both quintessentially Christian and utterly distinctive.--Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp, author of Setting Down the Sacred Past: African-American Race Histories