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


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 : 490 Pages
ISBN : 9780874808223


Leonard J Arrington

Leonard J Arrington

One of the foremost American historians of his generation, Leonard J. Arrington (1913-1999) revolutionized the writing of Mormon history. Through the publication of his groundbreaking Great Basin Kingdom: An Economic History of the Latter-day Saints, as well as numerous other publications, he established the dominant interpretation of the Mormon experience. Yet until now, there has been little analysis of his contribution to western history. Focusing on Arrington’s intellectual career, Gary Topping examines the facets of Arrington’s life that influenced his historical ideas: how his Idaho farm background shaped his values and interests, and how his nontraditional upbringing differed from that of other young Mormons. Topping also offers a critical evaluation and major new interpretation of Arrington’s works that will likely spark controversy in the scholarly community. Topping re-examines Arrington’s role in founding and promoting what is known as the New Mormon History. Arrington has been criticized for relying on the assistance of numerous staff members in the church’s History Division, but Topping shows this collaborative approach to have been in keeping with the cooperative spirit of Mormonism. Yet, as Topping relates, Arrington’s efforts to make archival material more accessible to the public were undermined by the more conservative wing of the church hierarchy, which released him from his position as Church Historian in 1982. Both an engaging biography and a sharp appraisal of Arrington’s methods and interpretive work, Topping’s book expands on Arrington’s own autobiography by offering the first thorough analysis of his contributions.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Gary Topping
Publisher : Arthur H Clark
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 251 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015079156363


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


The Great Basin Kingdom

The Great Basin Kingdom

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Leonard J. Arrington
Publisher :
Release : 1958
Total Pages : 534 Pages
ISBN : 0674360508


Mormons And Their Historians

Mormons And Their Historians

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Genre : Religion
Author : Davis Bitton
Publisher :
Release : 1988
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015019166738


The Mormon Experience

The Mormon Experience

New research and recently released documents present an account of the rise and success of Mormonism from its origins in the 1820s, through its turbulent nineteenth-century history, to the present

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Genre : Religion
Author : Leonard J. Arrington
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release : 1979
Total Pages : 404 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035413223


Confessions Of A Mormon Historian

Confessions Of A Mormon Historian

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Leonard J. Arrington
Publisher :
Release : 2018-03-15
Total Pages : 2500 Pages
ISBN : 1560852461