The Resource Spirit stories : the ghost stories of Latter-day Saints

Spirit stories : the ghost stories of Latter-day Saints

Label
Spirit stories : the ghost stories of Latter-day Saints, 2003
Title
Spirit stories
Title remainder
the ghost stories of Latter-day Saints
Inclusive dates
2003
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Owen collects spirit stories from members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and analyzes the difference between these stories and non-religious ghost stories. She finds that the positive view of death in Latter-day Saint doctrine and culture produces spirit stories with benevolent ghosts. She divides Latter-day Saint spirit stories into three categories--borderline ghost stories, family history stories, and faith-promoting stories--and suggests that spirit stories are told to reinforce Latter-day Saint belief in the reality of the afterlife and the importance of doing family history and temple ordinances for the dead
Biography type
contains biographical information
Biographical or historical data
Owen attended Brigham Young University. Her membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--a church that emphasizes sealing ordinances for the dead--prompted her interest in a project on Latter-day Saint family history and spirit stories.
Cataloging source
UPB
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Spirit stories : the ghost stories of Latter-day Saints
Instantiates
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
  • 1
  • (46
Governing access note
Open for public research
Immediate source of acquisition
Eric Eliason.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
Created by Ruth Owen when she was enrolled in Eric Eliason's English 391 course in Fall 2003.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn370286348
Type of unit
  • item
  • leaves)
Label
Spirit stories : the ghost stories of Latter-day Saints
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
  • 1
  • (46
Governing access note
Open for public research
Immediate source of acquisition
Eric Eliason.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
Created by Ruth Owen when she was enrolled in Eric Eliason's English 391 course in Fall 2003.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn370286348
Type of unit
  • item
  • leaves)

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