Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History

Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History
Author: Gregory A. Prince
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2016
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 160781479X

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

Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History

Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History
Author: Gregory A. Prince
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
ISBN: 1607814803

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Adventures of a Church Historian

Adventures of a Church Historian
Author: Leonard J. Arrington
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 249
Release: 1998
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0252023811

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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.

Brigham Young

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

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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.

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
Publsiher: University of Utah Press
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2005
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780874808223

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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.

Reflections of a Mormon Historian

Reflections of a Mormon Historian
Author: Leonard J. Arrington
Publsiher: Arthur H Clark
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2006
Genre: History
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131618741

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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.

No Man Knows My History

No Man Knows My History
Author: Fawn McKay Brodie
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 499
Release: 1995
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780679730545

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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.

The Mormon People

The Mormon People
Author: Matthew Bowman
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-01-24
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780679644910

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“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