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Miranda Wilcox is Assistant Professor of English at Brigham Young University. She researches Anglo-Saxon religious culture and holds an MMS and Ph.D. in medieval studies from the University of Notre Dame.
John D. Young is Assistant Professor of History at Flagler College. His research interests lie in the religious history of the high Middle Ages: particularly monasticism, Jewish-Christian relations, and ecclesiastical power. He holds an MMS and Ph.D. in medieval studies from the University of Notre Dame.
Table of Contents
Abbreviations and Notes on Sources
Introduction, Miranda Wilcox and John D. Young
PART I CONTEXTUALIZING THE LDS GREAT APOSTASY NARRATIVE
Ch. 1 Historical Periodization in the LDS Great Apostasy Narrative, Eric R Dursteler
Ch. 2 "Except among that Portion of Mankind": Early Mormon Conceptions of the Apostasy, Christopher C. Jones and Stephen J. Fleming
Ch. 3 James Talmage, B.H. Roberts, and Confessional History in a Secular Age, Matthew Bowman
Ch. 4 Narrating Apostasy and the LDS Quest for Identity, Miranda Wilcox
PART II RE-NARRATING THE APOSTASY: NEW APPROACHES
Ch. 5 Competing Histories in the Hebrew Bible and in the Latter-day Saint Tradition, Cory D. Crawford
Ch. 6 Latter-day Saint Perceptions of Jewish Apostasy at the Time of Jesus, Matthew J. Grey
Ch. 7 Purity and Parallels: Constructing the Apostasy Narrative of Early Christianity, Taylor G. Petrey
Ch. 8 Rereading the Council of Nicaea and its Creed, Lincoln H. Blumell
Ch. 9 Apostasy's Ancestors: Anti-Arian and Anti-Mormon Discourse in the Struggle for Christianity, Ariel Bybee Laughton
Ch. 10 "Complexity and Richness": Re-envisioning the Middle Ages for Mormon Historical Narratives, Spencer E. Young
Ch. 11 King Ratbod's Dilemma: Apostasy and Restoration in the Sixteenth and Twenty-First Centuries, Jonathan Green
Ch. 12 Covenantal Pluralism in the Qur'an: Alternatives to the Binary Logic of Apostasy, David D. Peck
Ch. 13 Long Narratives: Towards a New Mormon Understanding of Apostasy, John D. Young
Epilogue: "We have only the Old Thing": Rethinking Mormon Restoration, Terryl Givens
Appendix: First Presidency Statement on God's Love for All Mankind