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Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History

Author : Gregory A. Prince
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 160781479X
File Size : 15,9 Mb
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Book Summary: The most comprehensive biography of Leonard Arrington to date--a story of scholarship and controversy

Adventures of a Church Historian

Author : Leonard J. Arrington
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release : 1998
Category : Religion
ISBN : 0252023811
File Size : 48,9 Mb
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Book Summary: 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.

Reflections of a Mormon Historian

Author : Leonard J. Arrington
Publisher : Arthur H Clark
Release : 2006
Category : History
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131618741
File Size : 36,9 Mb
Total Download : 190

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Book Summary: 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.

Brigham Young

Author : Leonard J. Arrington
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-06-12
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780345803214
File Size : 24,8 Mb
Total Download : 575

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Book Summary: Brigham Young comes to life in this superlative biography that presents him as a Mormon leader, a business genius, a family man, a political organizer, and a pioneer of the West. Drawing on a vast range of sources, including documents, personal diaries, and private correspondence, Leonard J. Arrington brings Young to life as a towering yet fully human figure, the remarkable captain of his people and his church for thirty years, who combined piety and the pursuit of power to leave an indelible stamp on Mormon society and the culture of the Western frontier. From polygamy to the Mountain Meadows Massacre to the attempted preservation of Young’s Great Basin Kingdom, we are given a fresh understanding of the controversies that plagued Young in his contentious relations with the federal government. Brigham Young draws its subject out of the marginal place in history to which the conventional wisdom has assigned him, and sets him squarely in the American mainstream, a figure of abiding influence in our society to this day.

David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism

Author : Gregory A. Prince,William Robert Wright,Wm Wright
Publisher : University of Utah Press
Release : 2005
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780874808223
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Total Download : 981

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Book Summary: 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.

Mormonism in Transition

Author : Thomas G. Alexander
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release : 1996
Category : Religion
ISBN : 0252065786
File Size : 12,8 Mb
Total Download : 384

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Book Summary: A classic study of an influential American religion....Provides both the specialist in religion and the general reader with a thoughtful history of this complex religion.