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Publications [#310058] of Richard Brodhead

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  1. Brodhead, RH. "Prophets in America circa 1830: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nat Turner, Joseph Smith." Joseph Smith, Jr.: Reappraisals After Two Centuries. Oxford University Press, 2009. 13-30. [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/12/12)

    © Oxford University Press, 2013. This chapter finds that by contextualizing Smith's history as prophetic autobiography alongside Nat Turner's, uncannily similar aspects emerge. As a result, what the chapter calls a history of prophetism takes shape that delineates some of the forms and tragic consequences of prophetic selfassertion. The implications may be translatable across a spectrum of times and cultures.

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