Latter-day Lore: Mormon Folklore Studies by Eric A. Eliason,Tom Mould

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 finds theoretical, methodological, and topical shifts that still replicate shifts within the box at huge. components for destiny learn also are suggested.

The thorough creation through the amount editors elucidates the main impacts, tensions, and questions shaping the research of Mormon folklore. The booklet is split into six elements in accordance with significant thematic and topical styles. The broad introductory essays previous all of the six elements offer useful historic, cultural, and theoretical contexts to border the reviews that persist 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 light up these components of LDS folklore which were understudied, exposing fertile components for destiny study. offering the main up to date and complete survey of Mormon folklore experiences on hand, Latter-day Lore is an indispensible source for college kids, students, and readers drawn to folklore, Mormon experiences, anthropology, sociology, literature, and non secular studies.

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