Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History

Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History
Author: Gregory A. Prince
Pages: 540
ISBN: 160781479X
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Adventures of a Church Historian

Adventures of a Church Historian
Author: Leonard J. Arrington
Pages: 249
ISBN: 0252023811
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Release: 1998
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Reflections of a Mormon Historian

Reflections of a Mormon Historian
Author: Leonard J. Arrington
Pages: 360
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131618741
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Release: 2006
Editor: Arthur H Clark
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

David O McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism

David O  McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism
Author: Gregory A. Prince,William Robert Wright
Pages: 490
ISBN: 9780874808223
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Release: 2005
Editor: University of Utah Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Great Basin Kingdom

Great Basin Kingdom
Author: Leonard J. Arrington
Pages: 534
ISBN: STANFORD:36105001932669
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Release: 1958
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Brigham Young

Brigham Young
Author: Leonard J. Arrington
Pages: 522
ISBN: 9780345803214
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Release: 2012
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Leonard J Arrington

Leonard J  Arrington
Author: Gary Topping
Pages: 251
ISBN: UOM:39015079156363
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: Arthur H Clark
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Saints Without Halos

Saints Without Halos
Author: Leonard J. Arrington,Davis Bitton
Pages: 158
ISBN: WISC:89067406587
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Release: 1981
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Power from on High

Power from on High
Author: Gregory A. Prince
Pages: 231
ISBN: WISC:89066455627
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Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Authority and priesthood were concepts that developed gradually in Mormon theology, not as thunderbolts but as ideas that acquired meaning and momentum over time. Acting initially on the basis of implied leadership, Joseph Smith moved toward explicit angelic authority and an increasingly defined structure drawn from biblical models. All the while the structure of higher and lower priesthoods fluctuated in response to pragmatic needs. Priests were needed to perform ordinances, teachers to lead congregations, bishops to manage church assets, and elders to proselytize-responsibilities which would be redistributed repeatedly throughout Smith's fourteen-year ministry. Gregory Prince charts these developments with impressive interpretative skill. Besides the obvious historical significance, he underscores the implications for current Mormon governance. For instance, where innovations have characterized the past, one need not be bound by custom or surprised when church leaders instigate change.

Charles C Rich Mormon General and Western Frontiersman

Charles C  Rich  Mormon General and Western Frontiersman
Author: Leonard J. Arrington
Pages: 386
ISBN: UOM:39015026096696
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Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Biography of Charles Coulson Rich (1809-1883), son of Joseph Rich and Nancy O'Neal and grandson of Thomas and Ann Rich. He became a Mormon convert in 1832, became " ... a leader of Mormon defensive forces in Missouri, Illinois and Utah; a leader of colonizing parties in Iowa, Idaho and California." He became a member of the Council of Twelve and was active in politics in both Idaho and Utah. He was born in Kentucky and died in Paris (near Bear Lake), Idaho.

View of the Hebrews

View of the Hebrews
Author: Ethan Smith
Pages: 187
ISBN: HARVARD:AH3M5I
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Release: 1823
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An attempt to identify the lost tribes of Israel with the North American Indians.

Building the City of God

Building the City of God
Author: Leonard J. Arrington,Feramorz Y. Fox,Dean L. May
Pages: 497
ISBN: UOM:39015022283801
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Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Mormon Experience

The Mormon Experience
Author: Leonard J. Arrington,Davis Bitton
Pages: 404
ISBN: STANFORD:36105035413223
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Release: 1979
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Mothers of the Prophets

Mothers of the Prophets
Author: Leonard J. Arrington,Susan Arrington Madsen,Emily Madsen Jones
Pages: 290
ISBN: 160641044X
Available:
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Deseret Book
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally written by the father-daughter team Leonard J. Arrington and Susan Arrington Madsen, this revised edition was recently updated by daughter and granddaughter Susan Arrington Madsen and Emily Madsen Jones. Expanded to include all the mothers of the latter-day prophets through President Thomas S. Monson, and enhanced with photographs throughout, this book is filled with stories about the mothers of the latter-day prophets.

Sunbonnet Sisters

Sunbonnet Sisters
Author: Leonard J. Arrington,Susan Arrington Madsen
Pages: 161
ISBN: WISC:89067576082
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Release: 1984
Editor: Bookcraft Pubs
Language: en

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Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History

Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History
Author: Gregory A. Prince
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1607814803
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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History of Idaho

History of Idaho
Author: Leonard J. Arrington
Pages: 996
ISBN: 0893011762
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Release: 1995-02-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written in honor of the Idaho Centennial, this study presents a contemporary view of one of the country's least populated states containing some of the country's most exceptional natural wonders.

Faithful History

Faithful History
Author: George Dempster Smith
Pages: 314
ISBN: WISC:89067401562
Available:
Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Over the past decade, Mormon history has undergone a transformation as LDS scholars have debated how their church's story should be written. New Mormon Historians distinguish between what they believe is verifiable and what they suspect may be folklore, and they approach history from a variety of different academic and social perspectives. Mormonism has also become of interest to non-LDS scholars. This raises the question of whether outsiders can truly understand Mormons, and conversely whether insiders can achieve enough detachment to see themselves objectively, or whether this is even desirable. Does history have an inherent meaning beyond the scholar's particular viewpoint, and should a writer strive to understand another person's perspective, or is one's own subjective vantage all that is possible and ultimately what is important? The new Mormon traditionalists contend that objectivity is, in fact, impossible and that history is written with certain pre-understandings; also, that some viewpoints are superior based on spiritual insight, including a belief in God and in Joseph Smith as the prophet, and that one should not impassively report examples of faith but should actively promote them. In this compilation, the editor has assembled sixteen essays which represent all sides of this ongoing discussion.

By His Own Hand Upon Papyrus

By His Own Hand Upon Papyrus
Author: Charles M. Larson
Pages: 240
ISBN: UOM:39015061004548
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Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Prophecy of Enoch as Restoration Blueprint

The Prophecy of Enoch as Restoration Blueprint
Author: Terryl Givens
Pages: 23
ISBN: 9780874219555
Available:
Release: 2013-10-10
Editor: University Press of Colorado
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Volume 18, The Leonard J. Arrington Lecture Series The Special Collections and Archives of Utah State University's Merrill-Cazier Library houses the personal and historical collection of Leonard J. Arrington, renowned scholar of the American West. The Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture annually hosts the presentation of current research by a leading scholar. Among the lecturers have been such notable historians as Thomas G. Alexander, Richard L. Bushman, Sarah Barringer Gordon, Howard Lamar, Jan Shipps, Donald Worster, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.