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 : 278 Pages
ISBN : 0252023811


Brigham Young

Brigham Young

Brigham Young comes to life in this superlative biography that presents him as a Mormon leader, a business genius, a family man, a political organizer, and a pioneer of the West. Drawing on a vast range of sources, including documents, personal diaries, and private correspondence, Leonard J. Arrington brings Young to life as a towering yet fully human figure, the remarkable captain of his people and his church for thirty years, who combined piety and the pursuit of power to leave an indelible stamp on Mormon society and the culture of the Western frontier. From polygamy to the Mountain Meadows Massacre to the attempted preservation of Young’s Great Basin Kingdom, we are given a fresh understanding of the controversies that plagued Young in his contentious relations with the federal government. Brigham Young draws its subject out of the marginal place in history to which the conventional wisdom has assigned him, and sets him squarely in the American mainstream, a figure of abiding influence in our society to this day.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Leonard J. Arrington
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-06-12
Total Pages : 562 Pages
ISBN : 9780345803214


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


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 : 545 Pages
ISBN : 9780874808223


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 M. Brodie
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1995-08-01
Total Pages : 577 Pages
ISBN : 9780679730545


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 : 444 Pages
ISBN : 0252065786


A Documentary History Of The Book Of Mormon

A Documentary History Of The Book Of Mormon

The story of the creation of the Book of Mormon has been told many times, and often ridiculed. A Documentary History of the Book of Mormon presents and examines the primary sources surrounding the origin of the foundational text of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the most successful new religion of modern times. The scores of documents transcribed and annotated in this book include family histories, journal entries, letters, affidavits, reminiscences, interviews, newspaper articles, and book extracts, as well as revelations dictated in the name of God. From these texts emerges the captivating story of what happened (and what was believed or rumored to have happened) between September 1823-when the seventeen-year-old farm boy Joseph Smith announced that an angel of God had directed him to an ancient book inscribed on gold plates-and March 1830, when the Book of Mormon was first published. By compiling for the first time a substantial collection of both first- and secondhand accounts relevant to the inception of the divine revelation-or clever fraud-that launched a new world religion, A Documentary History makes a significant contribution to the rapidly growing field of Mormon Studies.

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Genre : Religion
Author :
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2019-01-09
Total Pages : 512 Pages
ISBN : 9780190699116


Mormonism

Mormonism

Mormonism is one of the fastest growing, most misunderstood, and most debated religions of recent times. Even the simple act of defining WHAT Mormonism is (or should be) has been filled with controversy. The author reconstructs the signal events of early Mormonism as perceived from INSIDE the faith.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Jan Shipps
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release : 1985
Total Pages : 236 Pages
ISBN : 0252014170