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Review of Conversations with Mormon Historians

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 Documents, Volume 4: April 1834–September 1835

Godfrey, Matthew C., Brenden W. Rensink, Alex D. Smith, Max H Parkin, and Alexander L. Baugh, eds. Documents, Volume 4: April 1834–September 1835. Vol. 4 of the Documents series of The Joseph Smith Papers, edited by Ronald K. Esplin and Matthew J. Grow. Salt Lake City: Church Historian’s Press, 2016. ix, 668 pp. Photographs, maps, notes, bibliography, appendices, index.

Conversations with Mormon Historians: A Unique Book

By Alexander L. Baugh Professor of Church history and Doctrine, BYU It’s obvious that historians write about history—the events that shaped it and the people who made it—but they rarely write about themselves. However, I discovered that historians are much more open when it comes to talking about themselves and their approach to history. So

The Marvelous Gift and Power of the Light of Christ

The Marvelous Gift and Power of the Light of Christ Alexander L. Baugh Professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University God has given divine inspiration, guidance, and revelation to all of His children, and He has done so from the very beginning. He loves each and every person in the human family,

Reflections on Elder Perry’s Passing and BYU

Reflections on Elder Perry’s Passing and BYU Alexander L. Baugh Professor of Church History and Doctrine, BYU Elder Perry’s passing came as quite a surprise to many in the Church. Although he was ninety-two and the oldest member of the Quorum of the Twelve, he had enjoyed robust health with no apparent ailments, and he