Leonard Arrington And The Writing Of Mormon History Download Ebook PDF Epub Online

Author : Gregory A. Prince
William Robert Wright
Publisher : University of Utah Press
Release : 2005
Page : 490
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0874808227
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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.


Author : Gregory A. Prince
Publisher :
Release : 2016
Page : 540
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9781607814795
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The most comprehensive biography of Leonard Arrington to date--a story of scholarship and controversy


Author : Leonard J. Arrington
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release : 1998
Page : 249
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780252023811
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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.


Author : Leonard J. Arrington
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012
Page : 522
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0345803213
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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.


Author : Leonard J. Arrington
Publisher : Arthur H Clark
Release : 2006
Page : 360
Category : History
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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.


Author : Leonard J. Arrington
Publisher :
Release : 1958
Page : 534
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 9780674360501
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Author : Leonard J. Arrington
Davis Bitton
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release : 1979
Page : 404
Category : Religion
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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


Author : Gary Topping
Publisher : Arthur H Clark
Release : 2008
Page : 251
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 :
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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.


Author : Ethan Smith
Publisher :
Release : 1823
Page : 187
Category : Ethnology
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An attempt to identify the lost tribes of Israel with the North American Indians.


Author : Thomas G. Alexander
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 2019-05-02
Page : 416
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 080616445X
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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.


Author : Gregory A. Prince
Publisher :
Release : 2019
Page : 416
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9781607816638
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"The Mormon Church entered the public square on LGBT issues by joining forces with traditional-marriage proponents in Hawaii in 1993. Since then, the church has been a significant player in the ongoing saga of LGBT rights within the United States and at times has carried decisive political clout. Gregory Prince draws from over 50,000 pages of public records, private documents, and interview transcripts to capture, in detail hitherto unavailable, the past half-century of the Mormon Church's focus on homosexuality. Initially that principally involved only its own members, but with its entry into the Hawaiian political arena, the church signaled an intent to shape the outcome of the marriage equality battle. That involvement reached a peak in 2008 during California's fight over Proposition 8, which many came to call the "Mormon Proposition." The church's activism against gay rights has continually resulted in outcomes that it likely did not intend, including not only public backlash but also reactive court decisions and mass resignations of church members"--Provided by publisher.


Author : Leonard J. Arrington
Gary J. Bergera
Publisher :
Release : 2018-03-15
Page : 2500
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9781560852469
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Author : Daniel H. Ludlow (ed)
Publisher :
Release : 1992
Page :
Category : Mormon Church
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Terryl Givens
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2014-10-15
Page : 405
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0199794928
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"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.


Author : James B. Allen
Glen M. Leonard
Publisher : Shadow Mountain
Release : 1992
Page : 802
Category : Religion
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Author : Terryl L. Givens
Philip L. Barlow
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2015-09-01
Page : 672
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0199778418
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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.


Author : John G. Turner
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2012-09-25
Page : 490
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0674067312
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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.


Author : Janet Bennion
Lisa Fishbayn Joffe
Publisher : University Press of Colorado
Release : 2016-03-01
Page : 288
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0874219973
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The practice of polygamy occupies a unique place in North American history and has had a profound effect on its legal and social development. The Polygamy Question explores the ways in which indigenous and immigrant polygamy have shaped the lives of individuals, communities, and the broader societies that have engaged with it. The book also considers how polygamy challenges our traditional notions of gender and marriage and how it might be effectively regulated to comport with contemporary notions of justice. The contributors to this volume—scholars of law, anthropology, sociology, political science, economics, and religious studies—disentangle diverse forms of polygamy and polyamory practiced among a range of religious and national backgrounds including Mormon and Muslim. They chart the harms and benefits these models have on practicing women, children, and men, whether they are independent families or members of coherent religious groups. Contributors also address the complexities of evaluating this form of marriage and the ethical and legal issues surrounding regulation of the practice, including the pros and cons of legalization. Plural marriage is the next frontier of North American marriage law and possibly the next civil rights battlefield. Students and scholars interested in polygamy, marriage, and family will find much of interest in The Polygamy Question. Contributors include Kerry Abrams, Martha Bailey, Lori Beaman, Janet Bennion, Jonathan Cowden, Shoshana Grossbard, Melanie Heath, Debra Majeed, Rose McDermott, Sarah Song, and Maura Irene Strassberg.


Author : Leonard J. Arrington
Feramorz Y. Fox
Publisher :
Release : 1992
Page : 497
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 :
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Author : D. Michael Quinn
Publisher :
Release : 1998
Page : 646
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9781560850892
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In this ground-breaking book, D. Michael Quinn masterfully reconstructs an earlier age, finding ample evidence for folk magic in nineteenth-century New England, as he does in Mormon founder Joseph Smith's upbringing. Quinn discovers that Smith's world was inhabited by supernatural creatures whose existence could be both symbolic and real. He explains that the Smith family's treasure digging was not unusual for the times and is vital to understanding how early Mormons interpreted developments in their history in ways that differ from modern perceptions. Quinn's impressive research provides a much-needed background for the environment that produced Mormonism. This thoroughly researched examination into occult traditions surrounding Smith, his family, and other founding Mormons cannot be understated. Among the practices no longer a part of Mormonism are the use of divining rods for revelation, astrology to determine the best times to conceive children and plant crops, the study of skull contours to understand personality traits, magic formula utilized to discover lost property, and the wearing of protective talismans. Ninety-four photographs and illustrations accompany the text.