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Perspectives on Latter-day Saint Names and Naming
Names, Identity, and Belief

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ISBN 9781032350431
March 29, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
352 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Perspectives on Latter-day Saint Names and Naming approaches cultural, historical, and doctrinal dimensions of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through a fresh lens that explores how these dimensions intersect with names and naming.

Featuring a collection of chapters from multiple authors, its bipartite structure examines fascinating topics in relation to the Church, looking first at cultural and historical perspectives before analysing doctrinal and scriptural perspectives. The book discusses such matters as how contemporary naming practices of Latter-day Saints compare to those outside the faith, how code names were used in one of the faith’s books of scripture to protect Church leaders from persecution, and how names and naming relate to the covenant identity of Church members.

Through its fresh approach to understanding religious identity and belief in relation to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this book is an invaluable resource for scholars and students of Mormon studies and will also be of interest to people with a fascination with names and naming issues as those occur in a variety of settings, including religious ones.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Perspectives on Latter-day Saint Names and Naming: Names, Identity, and Belief  Dallin D. Oaks  Part 1: Cultural and Historical Perspectives  2. Place Names of the Mormon West: Religion, Heritage, and Idiosyncrasy Richard H. Jackson  3. Scandinavian Influences on Anthroponyms and Toponyms in Utah  Lynn Henrichsen, George Bailey, Timothy Wright, and Jacob Huckaby  4. Nameways in Latter-day Saint History, Custom, and Folklore Eric A. Eliason  5. Composite LDS Given Names Don E. Norton  6. Contemporary Latter-day Saint Naming Cleveland K. Evans  7. Early Latter-day Saint Code-Names  John A. Tvedtnes  Part 2: Doctrinal and Scriptural Perspectives  8. Onomastics and Latter-day Saint Belief Dallin D. Oaks  9. The Doctrine of Names in the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ Joseph Fielding McConkie  10. Book of Mormon Names: Beyond Etymology John Gee  11. Striking While the Irony is Hot: Hebrew Onomastics and Their Function Within the Book of Mormon Text Matthew L. Bowen  12. "Like a Shadow that Accompanies the Body": Names and Naming in the Ancient World  Stephen D. Ricks  13. Book of Mormon Names: A Collection that Defies Expectation Brad Wilcox, Wendy Baker-Smemoe, Sharon Black, and Bruce L. Brown.  Index

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Dallin D. Oaks is a professor of English Linguistics at Brigham Young University, and the author or editor of several books, including Linguistics at Work and Structural Ambiguity in English (2 vols.).

Paul Baltes edits academic books and other creative works. He has been researching names since his MA Thesis. He continues to research and apply how we process meaning in business and leadership organizations.

Kent Minson has worked in editing and publishing for over two decades and is currently the manager of BYU Academic Publishing.