Item #23727 Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism. Terryl L. Givens, Matthew J. Grow.

Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism

New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. First printing. Hardcover/dust jacket. 499 pp. In print @ $53.00.
Tracing the life of this colorful figure from his hardscrabble origins in upstate New York to his murder in 1857, Terryl Givens and Matthew Grow explore the crucial role Pratt played in the formation and expansion of early Mormonism. One of countless ministers inspired by the antebellum revival movement known as the Second Great Awakening, Pratt joined the Mormons in 1830 at the age of twenty three and five years later became a member of the newly formed Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, which vaulted him to the forefront of church leadership for the rest of his life. Pratt's missionary work--reaching from Canada to England, from Chile to California--won hundreds of followers, but even more important were his voluminous writings. Through books, newspaper articles, pamphlets, poetry, fiction, and autobiography, Pratt spread the Latter-day Saint message, battled the many who reviled it, and delineated its theology in ways that still shape Mormon thought. Condition: Very good+. Item #23727
ISBN: 9780195375732

Price: $25.00

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