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

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
Available:
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.

Leonard J Arrington

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

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.

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.

The Great Basin Kingdom

The Great Basin Kingdom
Author: Leonard J. Arrington
Pages: 534
ISBN: 0674360508
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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.

Mormons and Their Historians

Mormons and Their Historians
Author: Davis Bitton,Leonard J. Arrington
Pages: 200
ISBN: UOM:39015019166738
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Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Confessions of a Mormon Historian

Confessions of a Mormon Historian
Author: Leonard J. Arrington,Gary J. Bergera
Pages: 2500
ISBN: 1560852461
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Release: 2018-03-15
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

The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism

The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism
Author: Terryl L. Givens,Philip L. Barlow
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9780199778416
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Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the Best Anthology Book Award from the John Whitmer Historical Association Winner of the Special Award for Scholarly Publishing from the Association for Mormon Letters Scholarly interest in Mormon theology, history, texts, and practices--what makes up the field now known as Mormon studies--has reached unprecedented levels, making it one of the fastest-growing subfields in religious studies. In this volume, Terryl Givens and Philip Barlow, two leading scholars of Mormonism, have brought together 45 of the top experts in the field to construct a collection of essays that offers a comprehensive overview of scholarship on Mormons. The book begins with a section on Mormon history, perhaps the most well-developed area of Mormon studies. Chapters in this section deal with questions ranging from how Mormon history is studied in the university to the role women have played over time. Other sections examine revelation and scripture, church structure and practice, theology, society, and culture. The final two sections look at Mormonism in a larger context. The authors examine Mormon expansion across the globe--focusing on Mormonism in Latin America, the Pacific, Europe, and Asia--in addition to the interaction between Mormonism and other social systems, such as law, politics, and other faiths. Bringing together an impressive body of scholarship, this volume reveals the vast range of disciplines and subjects where Mormonism continues to play a significant role in the academic conversation. The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism will be an invaluable resource for those within the field, as well as for people studying the broader, ever-changing American religious landscape.

Wrestling the Angel

Wrestling the Angel
Author: Terryl Givens
Pages: 405
ISBN: 9780199794928
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Release: 2014-10-15
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Wrestling the Angel, Vol. I is the first in a two part study of the foundations of Mormon thought and practice, situated in the context of an overview of the Christian tradition. The book traces the essential contours of Mormon thought as it developed from Joseph Smith to the present. Terryl L. Givens, one of the nation's foremost Mormon scholars, offers a sweeping account of the history of Mormon belief, revealing that Mormonism is a tradition still very much in the process of formation."--Provided by the publisher.

Mormon Christianity

Mormon Christianity
Author: Stephen H. Webb
Pages: 217
ISBN: 9780199316816
Available:
Release: 2013-11
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A non-Mormon theologian explains how Mormonism is a branch of the Christian family tree that extends well beyond what most Christians have ever imagined.

Brigham Young and the Expansion of the Mormon Faith

Brigham Young and the Expansion of the Mormon Faith
Author: Thomas G. Alexander
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780806164458
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Release: 2019-05-02
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Utah’s first territorial governor, Brigham Young (1801–77) shaped a religion, a migration, and the American West. He led the Saints to Utah, guided the establishment of 350 settlements, and inspired the Mormons as they weathered unimaginable trials and hardships. Although he generally succeeded, some decisions, especially those regarding the Mormon Reformation and the Black Hawk War, were less than sound. In this new biography, historian Thomas G. Alexander draws on a lifetime of research to provide an evenhanded view of Young and his leadership. Following the murder in 1844 of church founder Joseph Smith, Young bore a heavy responsibility: ensuring the survival and expansion of the church and its people. Alexander focuses on Young’s leadership, his financial dealings, his relations with non-Mormons, his families, and his own deep religious conviction. Brigham Young and the Expansion of the Mormon Faith addresses such controversial issues as the practice of polygamy (Young himself had fifty-five wives), relations and conflicts between Mormons and Indians, and the circumstances and aftermath of the horrific events of Mountain Meadows in 1857. Although Young might have done better, Alexander argues that he bore no direct responsibility for the tragedy. Young relied on the counsel of his associates, and at times, the Mormon people pushed back to prevent him from implementing changes. In some cases, such as polygamy and the doctrine of blood atonement, the church leadership eventually rejected his views. Yet on the whole, Brigham Young emerges as a multifaceted human figure, and as a prophet revered by millions of LDS members, an inspired leader who successfully led his people to a distant land where their community expanded and flourished.

Journal of Mormon History

Journal of Mormon History
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: WISC:89081290140
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Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Encyclopedia of Mormonism
Author: Daniel H. Ludlow
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39076001956528
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Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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:

Writing Mormon History

Writing Mormon History
Author: Joseph Geisner
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1560853816
Available:
Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Every great book has a great backstory. Here well-known historians describe their journeys of writing books that have influenced our understanding of the Mormon past, offering an unprecedented glimpse into why they wrote these important works. Writing Mormon History is a must-read for historians, students of history, scholars, and aspiring authors."--

Brigham Young

Brigham Young
Author: John G. Turner
Pages: 490
ISBN: 9780674067318
Available:
Release: 2012-09-25
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Brigham Young was a rough-hewn New York craftsman whose impoverished life was electrified by the Mormon faith. Turner provides a fully realized portrait of this spiritual prophet, viewed by followers as a protector and by opponents as a heretic. His pioneering faith made a deep imprint on tens of thousands of lives in the American Mountain West.

Faith Crisis Volume 2 Behind Closed Doors

Faith Crisis  Volume 2  Behind Closed Doors
Author: L. Hannah Stoddard,James F. Stoddard
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781636849645
Available:
Release: 2020-10-05
Editor: Joseph Smith Foundation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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?