Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling Author Richard Lyman Bushman
ISBN-10 1400077532
ISBN-13 9781400077533
Year 2007-03-13
Pages 784
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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Founder of the largest indigenous Christian church in American history Joseph Smith published the 584 page Book of Mormon when he was twenty three and went on to organize a church found cities and attract thousands of followers before his violent death at age thirty eight Richard Bushman an esteemed cultural historian and a practicing Mormon moves beyond the popular stereotype of Smith as a colorful fraud to explore his personality his relationships with others and how he received revelations An arresting narrative of the birth of the Mormon Church Joseph Smith Rough Stone Rolling also brilliantly evaluates the prophets bold contributions to Christian theology and his cultural place in the modern world

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