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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Review of At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women

Written on February 27, 2017 at 9:35 am, by

Review of Reeder, Jennifer, and Kate Holbrook, editors. At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women. Salt Lake City: The Church Historian’s Press, 2017. 452 pp. Photographs, notes, appendix, index. ISBN 978-1-62972-282-5. $29.99 Review by R. Devan Jensen R. Devan Jensen is executive editor at the Religious Studies Center. At the Pulpit:

Review of Conversations with Mormon Historians

Written on February 22, 2017 at 4:04 pm, by

Review by Spencer W. McBride Spencer W. McBride is the author of Pulpit and Nation: Clergymen and the Politics of Revolutionary America (University of Virginia Press, 2017) and a historian and documentary editor with the Joseph Smith Papers Project, Salt Lake City, Utah. At the core, Conversations with Mormon Historians, is a book that features

Review of Sacred Space: Exploring the Birthplace of Mormonism

Written on February 22, 2017 at 10:59 am, by

Review by Daniel H. Olsen Daniel H. Olsen is an associate professor, Department of Geography, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. When I was asked to read and review Michael MacKay’s Sacred Space: Exploring the Birthplace of Mormonism, I was expecting to read a straightforward history of Fayette, New York, the story of founding of Mormonism

An Epic Year at the RSC!

Written on February 3, 2017 at 7:45 am, by

An Epic Year at the RSC By Devan Jensen Here is a brief video introduction to the Religious Studies Center (RSC). Established by Jeffrey R. Holland in 1975, the RSC is a vital research and publications arm of Religious Education. It exists to seek out, encourage, and publish faithful gospel scholarship through sponsoring symposia and seminars;

Review of Mormons in the Piazza

Written on February 2, 2017 at 11:46 am, by

Review of Toronto, James A., Eric R Dursteler, and Michael W. Homer. Mormons in the Piazza: History of the Latter-day Saints in Italy. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2017. 599 pp. Photographs, maps, notes, appendix, bibliography, index. ISBN 978-1-9443-9410-3. $34.99 Review by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel Richard Neitzel Holzapfel is a professor of Church