We are excited to announce that Terryl Givens and Philip L. Barlow, editors of The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism (published by Oxford University Press), will be here on Friday, November 13, to discuss the book from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. They will possibly be joined by contributors to the collection–they will speak at 6:00 and will answer questions and sign books before and after that time. We hope you will be able to make that night but, if not, we can mail signed copies or hold them here at the store for pick-up. To RSVP on Facebook, click here.

Scholarly interest in Mormon theology, history, texts, and practices–what makes up the field now known as Mormon studies–has reached unprecedented levels, making it one of the fastest-growing subfields in religious studies. In this volume, Terryl Givens and Philip Barlow, two leading scholars of Mormonism, have brought together 45 of the top experts in the field to construct a collection of essays that offers a comprehensive overview of scholarship on Mormons.

The book begins with a section on Mormon history, perhaps the most well-developed area of Mormon studies. Chapters in this section deal with questions ranging from how Mormon history is studied in the university to the role women have played over time. Other sections examine revelation and scripture, church structure and practice, theology, society, and culture. The final two sections look at Mormonism in a larger context. The authors examine Mormon expansion across the globe–focusing on Mormonism in Latin America, the Pacific, Europe, and Asia–in addition to the interaction between Mormonism and other social systems, such as law, politics, and other faiths.

Bringing together an impressive body of scholarship, this volume reveals the vast range of disciplines and subjects where Mormonism continues to play a significant role in the academic conversation. The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism will be an invaluable resource for those within the field, as well as for people studying the broader, ever-changing American religious landscape.

TERRYL GIVENS holds the James A. Bostwick chair of English and is Professor of Literature and Religion at the University of Richmond. He is the author of many titles exploring Mormon history, thought and culture—his Parley Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism (co-written with Matthew Grow) was the winner of the 2012 Best Book Award from the Mormon History Association.

PHILIP L. BARLOW is Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture at Utah State University. His books include The New Historical Atlas of Religion in America (OUP 2000, co-authored with Edwin Scott Gaustad), Religion and Public Life in the Midwest: America’s Common Denominator? (2004, co-edited with Mark Silk) and A Thoughtful Faith (1986, editor). He is past president of the Mormon History Association.


The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism ed. by Terryl Givens and Philip L. Barlow. Oxford University Press, 2015. Hardback. 680pp. Reg. $150.00, SALE $134.99


Also by Terryl Givens

The Crucible of Doubt: Reflections on the Quest for Faith by Terryl and Fiona Givens. Deseret Book, 2014. 168pp. Hardback. $19.99.

The God Who Weeps: How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life. Deseret Book, 2012. 148pp. Hardback. $19.99

Wrestling the Angel: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Cosmos, God, Humanity by Terryl Givens.  Oxford University Press, 2014. 424pp. Hardback. $36.95

Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism (with Matthew Grow). Oxford University Press, 2011. 499pp. Hardback. Reg. $34.95, SALE $24.99

The Columbia Sourcebook of Mormons in the United States (with Reid Neilson). Columbia University Press, 2014. 455pp. Hardback. $80.00

Joseph Smith Jr.: Reappraisals after Two Centuries. Oxford University Press, 2008. 284pp. Paperback. Reg. $26.95, SALE $6.99

By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion. Oxford University Press, 2003. 320pp. Paperback. $19.95

The Book of Mormon: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2009. 140pp. Paperback. $11.95

When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought. Oxford University Press, 2009. 388pp. Paperback. $26.95

The Viper on the Hearth: Mormons, Myths, and the Construction of Heresy (updated ed.). Oxford University Press, 2013. 228pp. Paperback. $26.95

        Also by Philip Barlow

Mormons and the Bible (updated ed.). Oxford University Press, 2013. 282 pp. Paperback. $26.95

New Historical Atlas of Religion in America. Oxford University Press, 2000. Hardback. 435 pp.  Reg. Price $205.00, SALE $49.99

 A Thoughtful Faith. Canon Press, 1986. 310 pp. Limited amount of used copies—inquire for details


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