By Eric A. Eliason,Tom Mould

Latter-day Lore gathers approximately thirty seminal works in Mormon folklore scholarship from its beginnings within the overdue 19th century to the current on the way to spotlight the intensity, breadth, and richness of that scholarship. This exam of LDS folklore stories unearths theoretical, methodological, and topical shifts that still mirror shifts within the box at huge. components for destiny examine also are suggested.

The thorough advent via the amount editors elucidates the main impacts, tensions, and questions shaping the research of Mormon folklore. The e-book is split into six components in line with significant thematic and topical styles. The broad introductory essays previous all of the six elements offer worthy historic, cultural, and theoretical contexts to border the stories that stick with: society, symbols, and panorama of local tradition; formative customs and traditions; the sacred and the supernatural; pioneers, heroes, and the ancient mind's eye; humor; and the foreign contexts of Mormon folklore.

While exploring the floor that students have coated over the last century, Eliason and mold additionally remove darkness from these components of LDS folklore which were understudied, exposing fertile components for destiny learn. delivering the main up to date and complete survey of Mormon folklore stories to be had, Latter-day Lore is an indispensible source for college students, students, and readers attracted to folklore, Mormon reviews, anthropology, sociology, literature, and spiritual studies.

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