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By Leland Homer Gentry,Todd M. Compton

Many Mormon goals flourished in Missouri. So did many Mormon nightmares.

The Missouri period--especially from the summer season of 1838 while Joseph took over lively, own course of this new Zion till the spring of 1839 while he escaped after 5 months of imprisonment--represents a second of extreme main issue in Mormon historical past. Representing the best extremes of devotion and violence, dedication and intolerance, actual affliction and terror--mobbings, battles, massacres, and political “knockdowns”--it shadowed the Mormon psyche for a century.

Leland Gentry was once the 1st to step past this nerve-racking interval as a one-sided image of spiritual persecution and movement towards knowing it with cautious documentation and evenhanded research. In fireplace and Sword, Todd Compton collaborates with Gentry to replace this foundational paintings with 4 a long time of latest scholarship, extra insightful serious conception, and the wealth of assets that experience turn into electronically on hand within the previous couple of years.

Compton offers complete credits to Leland Gentry's awesome fulfillment, relatively in documenting the life of Danites and in trying to inform the Missourians’ part of the tale; yet he additionally is going a long way past it, gracefully drawing into the discussion sign interpretations written due to the fact that Gentry and introducing the uncooked urgency of private writings, eyewitness newshounds, and bemused politicians seesawing among human compassion and partisan harshness. within the lush Missouri panorama of the Mormon mind's eye the place Adam and Eve had walked out of the backyard and the place Adam could go back to preside over his posterity, the towering spiritual creativity of Joseph Smith and conflict of spiritual stereotypes created a fast and irritating frontier drama that modified the Church.

Praise for hearth and Sword:

"In order to accomplish his objective, Gentry used extra completely than any pupil sooner than him the reputable files released by way of the kingdom of Missouri and the U.S. Senate within the aftermath of the Mormons’ departure from the nation, which contained the correspondence among Boggs and his military commanders..Utilizing those resources established Gentry’s willingness to maneuver past “traditional” Mormon interpretive frameworks and search to appreciate replacement issues of view. as with all paintings approximately a part century previous, Gentry’s dissertation represents one other period of scholarship...And with the BYU Studies/JFSI “Dissertations in Latter-day Saint background” sequence now it appears defunct, inflicting that variation of Gentry’s dissertation to head out of print, fireplace and Sword‘s visual appeal couldn't were extra timely.""-- David G, The Juvenile Instructor.

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