Leonard Arrington And The Writing Of Mormon History

Leonard Arrington And The Writing Of Mormon History

Leonard Arrington And The Writing Of Mormon History

The most comprehensive biography of Leonard Arrington to date--a story of scholarship and controversy

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Gregory A. Prince
Publisher :
Release : 2016
Total Pages : 540 Pages
ISBN : 160781479X


Leonard Arrington And The Writing Of Mormon History

Leonard Arrington And The Writing Of Mormon History

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Genre : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Author : Gregory A. Prince
Publisher :
Release : 2016
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1607814803


Adventures Of A Church Historian

Adventures Of A Church Historian

Adventures of a Church Historian details how Leonard J. Arrington opened up archival resources and presided, for a time, over an unprecedented era of enlightenment as he and those working under his aegis produced path-breaking works of Mormon scholarship. Arrington was the first professional historian and the first noncentral authority to serve as church historian of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a position he held from 1972 to 1982. Arrington's church appointment came at a crucial point in LDS history, when the institution was being transformed from a regional church whose ecclesiastical hierarchy directly presided over its congregants into a modern, worldwide church with an elaborate bureaucracy. His description of conducting research in the LDS Church Archives in the days of Elder Joseph Fielding Smith and Brother A. Will Lund provides a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the LDS First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Riveting chapters on the actions of the controversial Historical Department reveal details of Arrington's release and replacement as the old system gave way to the new.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Leonard J. Arrington
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release : 1998
Total Pages : 249 Pages
ISBN : 0252023811


Brigham Young

Brigham Young

An historian of the Mormon Church draws on diaries and letters not available to previous biographers to profile the highly gifted and controversial church leader.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Leonard J. Arrington
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012
Total Pages : 522 Pages
ISBN : 9780345803214


David O Mckay And The Rise Of Modern Mormonism

David O Mckay And The Rise Of Modern Mormonism

Focuses primarily on the years of McKay's presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during some of the most turbulent times in American and world history.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Gregory A. Prince
Publisher : University of Utah Press
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 490 Pages
ISBN : 9780874808223


Reflections Of A Mormon Historian

Reflections Of A Mormon Historian

For more than a century the history of the American Frontier, particularly the West, has been the speciality of the Arthur H. Clark Company. We publish new books, both interpretive and documentary, in small, high-quality editions for the collector, researcher, and library.

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Genre : History
Author : Leonard J. Arrington
Publisher : Arthur H Clark
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 360 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131618741


No Man Knows My History

No Man Knows My History

The first paperback edition of the classic biography of the founder of the Mormon church, this book attempts to answer the questions that continue to surround Joseph Smith. Was he a genuine prophet, or a gifted fabulist who became enthralled by the products of his imagination and ended up being martyred for them? 24 pages of photos. Map.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Fawn McKay Brodie
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1995
Total Pages : 499 Pages
ISBN : 9780679730545


Faith Crisis Volume 2 Behind Closed Doors

Faith Crisis Volume 2 Behind Closed Doors

During the 20th century, an organized objective to rewrite Latter-day Saint history from within, unbeknownst to the general Church membership, went head to head behind the scenes with traditional leaders of the Church. Meet the main players of this conflict: Leonard Arrington—progressive “Father of New Mormon History,” Ezra Taft Benson—traditionalist defender, and many other advocates of traditionalist and progressive Latter-day Saint history. As traditionalists and progressives sparred during the 1970s-1980s, a covert cold war commenced in Salt Lake City, Utah, with the progressives spying on the traditionalists, and the traditionalists spying on the progressives. Secret informants, leaked documents, falsified reports, and even employed pseudonyms—all were part of this struggle to dominate Latter-day Saint history. But how did, and does, this secret conflict affect you? Progressives, working in the Church History Department and at Brigham Young University, claimed 40 years ago that it would take a generation to re-educate the Church. Where are we now in that re-education?

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Genre : Religion
Author : L. Hannah Stoddard
Publisher : Joseph Smith Foundation
Release : 2020-10-05
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781636849645


Mormonism In Transition

Mormonism In Transition

A classic study of an influential American religion....Provides both the specialist in religion and the general reader with a thoughtful history of this complex religion.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Thomas G. Alexander
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release : 1996
Total Pages : 399 Pages
ISBN : 0252065786


The Mormon People

The Mormon People

“From one of the brightest of the new generation of Mormon-studies scholars comes a crisp, engaging account of the religion’s history.”—The Wall Street Journal With Mormonism on the nation’s radar as never before, religious historian Matthew Bowman has written an essential book that pulls back the curtain on more than 180 years of Mormon history and doctrine. He recounts the church’s origins and explains how the Mormon vision has evolved—and with it the esteem in which Mormons have been held in the eyes of their countrymen. Admired on the one hand as hardworking paragons of family values, Mormons have also been derided as oddballs and persecuted as polygamists, heretics, and zealots. The place of Mormonism in public life continues to generate heated debate, yet the faith has never been more popular. One of the fastest-growing religions in the world, it retains an uneasy sense of its relationship with the main line of American culture. Mormons will surely play an even greater role in American civic life in the years ahead. The Mormon People comes as a vital addition to the corpus of American religious history—a frank and balanced demystification of a faith that remains a mystery for many. With a new afterword by the author. “Fascinating and fair-minded . . . a sweeping soup-to-nuts primer on Mormonism.”—The Boston Globe “A cogent, judicious, and important account of a faith that has been an important element in American history but remained surprisingly misunderstood.”—Michael Beschloss “A thorough, stimulating rendering of the Mormon past and present.”—Kirkus Reviews “[A] smart, lucid history.”—Tom Brokaw

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Genre : Religion
Author : Matthew Bowman
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2012-01-24
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9780679644910