In Heaven as It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death

In Heaven as It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death

by Samuel Morris Brown

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A compelling new interpretation of early Mormonism, Samuel Brown's In Heaven as It Is On Earth views this religion through the lens of founder Joseph Smith's profound preoccupation with the specter of death.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199793570
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/02/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Samuel Brown is Assistant Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Utah/Intermountain Medical Center and the translator of Aleksandr Men's Son of Man.

Table of Contents

Part I: Death, Dying, and the Dead
Chapter 1. ''Melancholly Reflections'': Joseph Smith and Holy Dying
Chapter 2. The Corpse and its Rest
Chapter 3. Relics, Graves, and the Treasure Quest
Chapter 4. Hallowed Ground: Tombs, Indians, and Eden
Chapter 5. Seerhood, Pure Language, and the Silence of the Grave

Part II: Everlasting Communities
Chapter 6. The New and Everlasting Covenant
Chapter 7. Negotiating Death and Afterlife in Nauvoo
Chapter 8. The ''Lineage of my Preast Hood'' and the Chain of Belonging
Chapter 9. Divine Anthropology: Translating the Suprahuman Chain
Chapter 10. ''Death Cannot Conquer the Hero Again'': The Death and Afterlife of a Martyr

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