Joseph Smith, Cultural changes, cultural similarities
Adam J. Powell’s Irenaeus, Joseph Smith, and God-Making Heresy is not a book for the faint of heart or those allergic to theoretical musings. In just over two hundred pages, Powell manages to produce not only a fascinating comparison between Joseph Smith’s nineteenth-century Mormonism and the religious thought of second-century church father Irenaeus, but also introduces an innovative application of the work of Max Weber and Hans Mol to the question of religious conflict management. This is a book about the dynamic nature of religion—how it makes and remakes itself while colliding with ever-present cultural forces.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Taysom, Stephen C.
"Review of Irenaeus, Joseph Smith, and God-Making Heresy, b y Adam J. Powell,"
Mormon Studies Review: Vol. 5
, Article 13.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/msr2/vol5/iss1/13