American Scriptures

American Scriptures

An Anthology of Sacred Writings

Introduction by: Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp
Editor: Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143106197
  • 432 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


A groundbreaking collection of sacred Christian writings of American origin from Mormons, Shakers, Christian Scientists, and others.

“Scripture” is any work in which the authors, translators, editors, or discoverers all claim to have received wisdom from a source outside themselves, be it revelation, enlightened philosophy, or ancient archive. For the first time in a single volume, American Scriptures gathers fifteen of these texts from religious movements with origins in the United States. Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp’s concise single volume will enlighten not only readers interested in the historical and religious aspects of the scriptural texts, but also those whose interest has been piqued by such bestsellers as Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code.
American Scriptures

American Scriptures

Introduction by: Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp, Editor: Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp

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