Writings of Richard O. Cowan

Writings of Richard O. Cowan

Oakland California Temple. (Courtesy of Matt Granz.)

 

1958

 

“The Mormon Church in the California Gold Rush.” Master’s thesis, Stanford University, 1958.

 

 

1961

 

Mormonism in National Periodicals.” PhD diss., Stanford University, 1961.

 

 

1962

 

“Historians of the Book of Mormon,” Instructor (December 1962):444, and inside back cover.

 

 

1963

 

The Doctrine and Covenants and the Restoration of the Gospel. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Department of Extension Publications, Adult Education and Extension Services, 1964.

 

 

1964

 

Mormonism in the Twentieth Century. With James B. Allen. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Extension Publications, 1964.

 

 

1971

 

“Mischa Markow: Mormon Missionary to the Balkans.” BYU Studies 11, no. 1 (1971): 92–99.

 

Temple Building: Ancient and Modern. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 1971.

 

 

1972

 

“The Twentieth Century: Challenge for Mormon Historians.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 7 (Spring 1972): 26–36. Reprinted in The Exodus and Beyond: Essays in Mormon History, edited by Lyndon W. Cook and Donald Q. Cannon, 233–44. Salt Lake City: Hawkes Publishing Company, 1980.

 

 

1974

 

The Living Church. With Wilson K. Andersen. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Publications, 1974.

 

 

1976

 

“Advice from a Prophet: Take Time Out.” BYU Studies 16, no. 3 (1976): 415–18.

 

 

1979

 

“The Priesthood-Auxiliary Movement, 1928–1938.” BYU Studies 19, no. 1 (1979): 106–20.

 

 

1982

 

Bibliography on Temples and Temple Work. With Frank A. Bruno. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 1982.

 

The International Church, edited by James R. Moss. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Publications, 1982.

·         “Mexico Receives the Gospel”

·         “Beginnings in South America”

·         “Postwar Latin America”

·         “Administering the International Church”

 

 

1983

 

The New Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Supplement. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1983.*

 

 

1984

 

The Book of Mormon: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Supplement. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1984.*

 

The Doctrine and Covenants: Our Modern Scripture. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft Inc., 1984.

 

Every Man Shall Hear the Gospel in His Own Language: A History of the Missionary Training Center and Its Predecessors. Provo, UT: Missionary Training Center, 1984.

 

“The Living Canon.” In Hearken, O Ye People: The 1984 Sperry Symposium Discourses on the Doctrine and Covenants, 17–30. Sandy, UT: Randall Book Company, 1984.

 

Studies in Scripture, Volume One: The Doctrine and Covenants, edited by Robert L. Millet and Kent P. Jackson. Sandy, UT: Randall Book Company, 1984.

§  “Calls To Preach the Gospel”

§  “ Instructions on Baptism for the Dead”

§  “Official Declarations 1 and 2”

 

 

1985

 

“The Temple in Missouri—A Utah Perspective.” In The Independence Temple of Zion, edited by H. Michael Marquardt. Independence, MO: Mormon History Association Meeting, May 5, 1985.

 

The Church in the Twentieth Century. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft Inc., 1985.

 

Doctrine and Covenants and Church History: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Supplement. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1985.*

 

 

1986

 

The Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Supplement. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1986.*

 

 

1987

 

“Church Growth in England, 1841–1914.” In Truth Will Prevail, edited by V. Ben Bloxham, James R. Moss, and Larry C. Porter, 199–234. Solihull, England: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1987.

 

 

1988

 

“The Arizona Temple and the Lamanites.” In Regional Studies in Church History: Arizona, edited by H. Dean Garrett and Clark V. Johnson, 53–69. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Department of Church History and Doctrine, 1988.

 

The Book of Mormon: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Supplement. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1988.*

 

“Yankee Saints: The Church in New England During the Twentieth Century,” in Regional Studies in Church History: New England, edited by Donald Q. Cannon, 101–18. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Department of Church History and Doctrine, 1988.

 

 

1989

 

Church History in the Fullness of Times: Student Manual. Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church Educational System, 1989. Contributed about twelve chapters of forty-seven chapters.

 

Doctrine and Covenants and Church History: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Supplement. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1989.*

 

“The Doctrine and Covenants on Temples and Their Functions.” In Doctrines for Exaltation: The 1989 Sperry Symposium on the Doctrine and Covenants, edited by Susan Easton Black, 27. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1989.

 

“How Our Doctrine and Covenants Came to Be.” In The Capstone of Our Religion, edited by Robert L. Millet and Larry E. Dahl, 1–16. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft Inc., 1989.

 

Temples to Dot the Earth. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft Inc., 1989.

 

 

1990

 

“The Church Comes of Age in Britain.” In Regional Studies in Church History: British Isles, edited by Donald Q. Cannon, 193–214. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Department of Church History and Doctrine, 1990.

 

“The House of the Lord in Kirtland: A ‘Preliminary Temple.’” In Regional Studies in Church History: Ohio, edited by Milton V. Backman Jr., 105–22. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Department of Church History and Doctrine, 1990.

 

The Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Supplement. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1990.*

 

“Temples in the Pacific: A Reflection of Twentieth Century Mormon History.” Mormon Pacific Historical Society 11, no. 1 (1990): 109–22.

 

“We Did Magnify Our Office Unto the Lord.” In The Book of Mormon: Jacob–Words of Mormon, To Learn with Joy, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 73–86. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 1990.

 

 

1991

 

The New Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Supplement. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1991.*

 

 

1992

 

The Book of Mormon: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Supplement. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1992.*

 

Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1992.

·         “Branch, Branch President”

·         “History of the Church: c. 1945–1990”

·         “Missionary Training Centers”

·         “Temples: History of LDS Temples from 1831–1990”

 

Joseph Smith and the Doctrine and Covenants. With Milton V. Backman. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.

 

“The Lamanites: A More Accurate Image.” In The Book of Mormon: Helaman–3 Nephi 8, According to Thy Word, edited by Monte S. Nyman, 251–64. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 1992.

 

“A New Meaning of ‘Restoration’: The Book of Mormon on Life after Death.” In The Book of Mormon: Alma, The Testimony of the Word, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 195–210. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 1992.

 

 

1993

 

“From Footholds to Strongholds: Spreading the Gospel Worldwide.” Ensign, June 1993, 56–61.

 

“The Church Shall Bear My Name and Be Built Upon My Gospel” In The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 9–30, This Is My Gospel, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 228–29. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 1993.

 

“The Hill Called Cumorah.” In Regional Studies in Church History: New York, edited by Larry C. Porter, Milton V. Backman Jr., and Susan Easton Black, 71–91. With Rex C. Reeve Jr. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Department of Church History and Doctrine, 1993.

 

“‘I Will Go Before Your Face’: Evidence of Divine Guidance During the Twentieth Century.” In The Heavens are Open: The 1992 Sperry Symposium on the Doctrine and Covenants, edited by John W. Welch, 100–111. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1993.

 

“Memorials to the Prophet: The Former and the New Joseph Smith Buildings.” In Joseph Smith: The Prophet, The Man, edited by Susan Easton Black and Charles D. Tate Jr., xli–lx. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 1993.

 

The Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Supplement. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1993.*

 

 

1994

 

“The Great Temple of the New Jerusalem.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Missouri, edited by Arnold K. Garr and Clark V. Johnson, 137–53. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Department of Church History and Doctrine, 1994.

 

“Temples.” In Historical Atlas of Mormonism, edited by Brandon S. Plewe, S. Kent Brown, Donald Q. Cannon, and Richard H. Jackson, 150–51. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.

 

 

1995

 

“Brigham Young: Builder of Temples.” In Lion of the Lord, edited by Susan Easton Black and Larry C. Porter, 227–43. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1995.

 

“The Pivotal Nauvoo Temple.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Illinois, edited by H. Dean Garrett, 113–23. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Department of Church History and Doctrine, 1995.

 

 

1996

 

Answers to Your Questions about the Doctrine and Covenants. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1996.

 

California Saints: A 150-Year Legacy in the Golden State. With William E. Homer. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 1996.

 

 

1997

 

“The Mormon Battalion and the Gadsden Purchase.” BYU Studies 37, no. 4 (1997–1998): 48–64.

 

Temples to Dot the Earth. Rev. ed. Springville, UT: Cedar Fort Inc., 1997.

 

 

1998

 

“A California Odyssey: A Personal View of the Latter-day Saint Experience in the Golden State.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: California, edited by David F. Boone, Robert C. Freeman, Andrew H. Hedges, and Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, 269–76. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Department of Church History and Doctrine, 1998.

 

Teaching the Word: Religious Education at Brigham Young University. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Religious Education, 1998.

 

 

1999

 

Latter-day Saint Century. Salt Lake City, UT: Bookcraft Inc., 1999.

 

Religion C 393R: Latter-day Saint Temples. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Independent Study, 1999.

 

“Sacred Temples Ancient and Modern.” In The Temple in Time and Eternity, edited by Donald W. Parry and Stephen D. Ricks, 99–120. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

 

 

2000

 

“The Alberta Temple.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Western Canada, edited by Dennis A. Wright, 239–50. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Department of Church History and Doctrine, 2000.

 

Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History. Co-editor with Arnold K. Garr and Donald Q. Cannon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 2000.

·         “Cardston Alberta Temple”

·         “Church, Names of”

·         “Communism”

·         “Gadsden Purchase”

·         “General Authorities”

·         “Hong Kong Temple”

·         “Lincoln, Abraham”

·         “Los Angeles, California”

·         “Los Angeles Temple”

·         “Mexico City Temple”

·         “Mission Representatives”

·         “Missionary Home”

·         “Missionary Training Centers”

·         “Nauvoo Temple”

·         “New Jerusalem”

·         “New Mexico”

·         “New Zealand Temple”

·         “Ordain”

·         “Prayer Circle”

·         “Public Image”

·         “Religion Class”

·         “Revelations, Uncanonized”

·         “San Diego, California”

·         “San Diego California Temple”

·         “Temples and Temple Work”

·         “Trejo, Meliton”

·         “Washington D.C. Temple”

 

“Richard Lloyd Anderson and Worldwide Church Growth.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, ch. 5. Provo, UT: The Foundation of Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.

 

 

2001

 

“Steel Rails and the Utah Saints.” Journal of Mormon History 27 (Fall 2001): 177–96.

 

“The Unfolding Restoration of Temple Work.” Ensign, December 2001, 34–39.

 

Every Man Shall Hear the Gospel in His Own Language: A History of Missionary Training, Vol. 2. With Tiffany Lundeen Frost and Jo Lynn Hintze Carter. Provo, UT: Missionary Training Center, 2001.

“Henry D. Moyle.” In Counselors to the Prophets, edited by Michael K. Winder, 379–89. Roy, UT: Eborn Books, 2001.

 

“Marion G Romney.” In Counselors to the Prophets, 449–61.

 

 

2002

 

“The Nauvoo Temple, Then and Now.” Religious Studies Center Newsletter 17, no. 2 (2002): 1–3, 6–7.

 

 

2003

 

Book of Mormon Reference Companion, edited by Dennis L. Largey. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 2003.

·         “Cherubim and a flaming sword”

·         “Sacrament Prayers”

·         “Shiblon”

·         “Sidon, river”

·         “Spokesman”

·         “Sword of Laban”

·         “Tree of knowledge of good and evil”

 

“The Freiberg Germany Temple: A Latter-day Miracle.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Europe, edited by Donald Q. Cannon and Brent L. Top, 147–67. With David F. Boone. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Department of Church History and Doctrine, 2003.

 

“The Last Days: A Doctrine and Covenants Perspective.” In Peace, Be Still: Messages of Comfort and Hope in Times of Turmoil, edited by Terry B. Ball, Wayne E. Brickey, Richard D. Draper, and Todd B. Parker, 91–107. American Fork, UT: Covenant Communications Inc., 2003.

 

“LeGrand Richards.” In Presiding Bishops, edited by Michael K. Winder, 139–63. With David F. Boone. Salt Lake City: Eborn Books, 2003.

 

“Merrill J. Bateman.” In Presiding Bishops, 269–85.

 

“The Pivotal Swiss Temple.” in Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Europe, 129–45. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Department of Church History and Doctrine, 2003.

 

Unto Every Nation: Gospel Light Reaches Every Land, co-editor with Donald Q. Cannon. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book Company, 2003.

·         “Opening the British Mission: 1837–1841”

·         “Mexico Receives the Gospel”

·         “Beginnings in South America”

·         “Growth and Expansion in Latin America”

·         “Modern Latin America”

·         “The Church in Africa.” With David F. Boone

·         “The Church in the Middle East”

·         “The Church in North America.” With David F. Boone

·         “Administering the International Church”

·         “How Far Have We Come”

 

 

2004

 

“Building the One Hundredth Temple: A Test Case of Religious Freedom in New England.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: The New England States, edited by Donald Q. Cannon, 1–31. With Mary Jane Woodger. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 2004.

 

“Rio Grande Western’s Provo Cañon Branch.” The Prospector 3 (2004): 3–17. With Steven D. Seguine.

 

 

2005

 

“The Historic Arizona Temple.” Journal of Mormon History 31 (April 2005): 99–118.

 

“An Apostle in Oceania: Elder David O. McKay’s 1921 Trip around the Pacific.” In Pioneers in the Pacific, edited by Grant Underwood, 189–200. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 2005.

 

“Joseph Smith and the Restoration of Temple Service.” In Joseph Smith and the Doctrinal Restoration: The 34th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 109–22. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005.

 

“The Kirtland Temple.” In Joseph: Exploring the Life and Ministry of the Prophet, edited by Susan Easton Black and Andrew C. Skinner, 252–262. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 2005.

 

“The Nauvoo Temple.” In Joseph: Exploring the Life and Ministry of the Prophet, 349–57.

 

“The Restoration in the Lord’s Plan.” In Window of Faith: Latter-day Perspectives on World History, edited by Roy A. Prete, 39–54. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 2005.

 

“‘Unto Every Nation’: Scenes of Church Growth Worldwide.” in Window of Faith, 519–33.

 

 

2006

 

“Faith and Devotion in Building the Kirtland Temple.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Ohio and Upper Canada, edited by Guy L. Dorius, Craig K. Manscill, and Craig James Ostler, 15–22. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 2006.

 

 

2007

 

“Preparing for That Which Is to Come.” BYU devotional address, April 3, 2007; Brigham Young University 2006–2007 Speeches of the Year, 1–8. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Publication, 2007.

 

“Restoration, Redemption, and Resurrection: Three R’s of the Book of Mormon.” In Living the Book of Mormon: Abiding by its Precepts: The 2007 Sperry Symposium on The Book of Mormon, edited by Gaye Strathearn and Charles Swift, 176–85. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 2007.

 

“A Tale of Two Temples.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: British Isles, edited by Cynthia Doxey, Robert C. Freeman, Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, and Dennis A. Wright, 219–336. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 2007.

 

 

2008

 

“The Original Joseph Smith Building.” Religious Education Review, Winter 2008, 12–13.

 

“From the Battlefield to the Vatican to the Classroom: The Story of Eldin Ricks.” Religious Education Review, Fall 2008, 8–11.

 

“Historian’s Corner: The Basic Course in Religion.” Religious Education Review, Fall 2008, 5.

 

The A to Z of the Doctrine and Covenants and Church History. With Craig Manscill. Sandy, UT: Leatherwood Press, 2008.

 

Teaching the Word: Religious Education at Brigham Young University. Rev. ed. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 2008.

 

“A Trial by Fire: The 2003 Destruction of the Apia Samoa Temple.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: The Pacific Isles, edited by Reid L. Neilson, Steven C. Harper, Craig K. Manscill, and Mary Jane Woodger, 145–59. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 2008.

 

 

2009

 

The Colonia Juarez Temple: A Prophet’s Inspiration. With Virginia H. Romney. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 2009.

 

 

2010

 

“Half a Century of Teaching.” Religious Educator 11, no. 3 (2010): 214–23. With Susan Easton Black.

 

“The Great Temple of the New Jerusalem.” In The Missouri Mormon Experience, edited by Thomas M. Spencer, 62–74. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2010.

 

Temples to Dot the Earth. Rev. ed. Springville, UT: Cedar Fort Inc., 2010.

 

 

2011

 

“Dealing with Disabilities,” in Embracing the Future: Preparing for Life after Retirement, edited by Roy A. Prete, 222–32. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 2011.

 

“The Design, Construction, and Role of the Salt Lake Temple.” In Salt Lake City: The Place Which God Prepared, edited by Scott C. Esplin and Kenneth L. Alford, 47–68. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 2011.

 

“The Seventies’ Role in Worldwide Church Administration.” In A Firm Foundation: The History of Church Organization and Administration, edited by Arnold K. Garr and David J. Whittaker, 573–94. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 2011.

 

 

2012

 

“‘Called to Serve’: A History of Missionary Training.” In Go Ye Into All the World, edited by Reid L. Neilson and Fred E. Woods, 23–44. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 2012.

 

Doctrine and Covenants Reference Companion, edited by Dennis L. Largey, Larry E. Dahl, Susan Easton Black, Scott C. Esplin, Craig J. Ostler, Charles D. Tate, and Robert J. Woodford. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book Company, 2012.

·         “Book(s)”

·         “Endowment House”

·         “Gather, Gathering”

·         “Record(s)”

·         “Temple(s)”

·         “Historical Context and Overview of Doctrine and Covenants 20”

·         “Historical Context and Overview of Doctrine and Covenants 21”

·         “Historical Context and Overview of Doctrine and Covenants 22”

·         “Historical Context and Overview of Doctrine and Covenants 25”

·         “Historical Context and Overview of Doctrine and Covenants 27”

·         “Historical Context and Overview of Doctrine and Covenants 29”

·         “Historical Context and Overview of Doctrine and Covenants 30”

·         “Historical Context and Overview of Doctrine and Covenants 31”

·         “Historical Context and Overview of Doctrine and Covenants 32”

·         “Historical Context and Overview of Doctrine and Covenants 48”

·         “Historical Context and Overview of Doctrine and Covenants 50”

·         “Historical Context and Overview of Doctrine and Covenants 51”

·         “Historical Context and Overview of Doctrine and Covenants 52”

·         “Historical Context and Overview of Doctrine and Covenants 53”

·         “Historical Context and Overview of Doctrine and Covenants 54”

·         “Historical Context and Overview of Doctrine and Covenants 86”

·         “Historical Context and Overview of Doctrine and Covenants 91”

 

“Latter-day Saint Temples as Symbols.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 21, no. 1 (2012): 2–11.

 

Mapping Mormonism: An Atlas of Latter-day Saint History, edited by Brandon S. Plewe, S. Kent Brown, and Donald Q. Cannon. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 2012.

·         “Temples”

·         “Stakes”

 

You Shall Have My Word: Exploring the Text of the Doctrine and Covenants. With Scott C. Esplin and Rachel Cope. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 2012.

 

 

2013

 

“Church Programs in Transition.” In Joseph F. Smith: Reflections of the Man and His Times, edited by Craig K. Manscill, Brian D. Reeves, Guy L. Dorius, and J. B. Haws, 418–33. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 2013.

 

The Mormons: An Illustrated History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. With Roy Prete. London; New York: Merrell Publishers, 2013.

 

“What Old Testament Temples Can Teach Us About Our Own Temple Activity.” In Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise, and Worship in the Old Testament, edited by David R. Seely, Jeffrey R. Chadwick, and Matthew J. Grey, 385–402. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 2013.

 

 

2014

 

The Oakland Temple: Portal to Eternity. With Robert G. Larsen. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 2014.

 

 

 

* Note: Served as chairman of the committee which produced these manuals and was responsible for the final review before the manuscripts were submitted to the Church.