The Emotional and Priestly Logic of Plural Marriage

The nineteenth century in America was increasingly a time of high romance and low tolerance for Mormonism….

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Translating Time: The Nature and Function of Joseph Smith’s Narrative Canon

Luther nailed his complaints to the door and the church fathers countered with decrees of anathema….

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Joseph Smith’s Letter from Liberty Jail: A Study in Canonization

 

In honor of this occasion and as a form of deeply sincere flattery, let…

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Re-placing Memory: Latter-day Saint Use of Historical Monuments and Narrative in the Early Twentieth Century

In the winter of 1905, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (L.D.S….

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‘Not To Be Riten’: The Mormon Temple Rite as Oral Canon

The manner in which the LDS Church administers its temple rite constitutes a strategic use of…

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The Development of Early Latter-day Saint Marriage Rites, 1831-1853

It is axiomatic to say that antebellum Americans felt they had created something very new in…

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The Bible Plus: The Four Books of Mormonism

A mix of the familiar and the strange is a common experience for any who have…

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Ordering Antinomy: An Analysis of Early Mormonism’s Priestly Offices, Councils, and Kinship

Where “two or three are gathered together in my name,” God is present, the…

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How to Bury a Prophet

The Latter-day Saints buried their prophet on Saturday. Thousands attended the service in person and millions…

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The Mormon Corridor: Utah and Idaho

Utah and Idaho form the core of the Mormon Corridor. Named by cultural geographer Donald Meinig…

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