Recent Noteworthy Texts
Below is an annually modified list of significant titles related to Mormon Studies published in the past five years.
Mark Ashurst-McGee, Robin Jensen, and Sharalyn D. Howcroft, eds.
Foundational Texts of Mormonism. Oxford University Press, 2018.
Newell G. Bringhurst
Saints, Slaves and Blacks: The Changing Place of Black People Within Mormonism. Greg Kofford Books, 2018.
Joanna Brooks, Rachel Hunt Steenblik, and Hannah Wheelwright, eds.
Mormon Feminism: Essential Writings. Oxford University Press, 2015.
Charles Ellis Johnson and the Erotic Mormon Image. University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Gina Colvin and Joanna Brooks, eds.
Decolonizing Mormonism: Approaching a Postcolonial Zion. University of Utah Press, 2018.
Make Yourselves Gods: Mormons and the Unfinished Business of American Secularism University of Chicago Press, 2019.
Book is Forthcoming
Jill Mulvay Derr, et. al., eds.
The First Fifty Years of Relief Society: Key Documents in Latter-day Saint Women’s History. Church Historian’s Press, 2016.
Return to the City of Joseph: Modern Mormonism’s Contest for the Soul of Nauvoo. University of Illinois Press, 2018.
Making Lamanites: Mormons, Native Americans, and the Indian Student Placement Program, 1947-2000. University of Utah Press, 2016.
Terryl L. Givens
Feeding the Flock: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Church and Praxis. Oxford University Press, 2017.
Kate Holbrook and Matthew Bowman, eds.
Women and Mormonism: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. University of Utah Press, 2016.
Todd M. Kerstetter
Inspiration & Innovation: Religion in the American West. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell, 2015.
Carol Cornwall Madsen
Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History. University of Utah Press, 2017.
Directions for Mormon Studies in the Twenty-First Century. University of Utah Press, 2016
Sister Saints: Mormon Women Since the End of Polygamy. Oxford University Press, 2018.
Larry E. Morris
A Documentary History of the Book of Mormon. Oxford University Press, 2019.
Max Perry Mueller
Race and the Making of the Mormon People. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017.
Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States. Princeton University Press, 2018.
Jennifer Reeder and Kate Holbrook, eds.
At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women. Church Historian’s Press, 2017.
Paul W. Reeve
Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness. Oxford University Press, 2015.
Brent M. Rogers, et al., eds.
The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents, Volume 5: October 1835-January 1838. Church Historian’s Press, 2017.
Jedediah Rogers and Matthew C. Godfrey
The Earth Will Appear as the Garden of Eden: Essays on Mormon Environmental History. University of Utah Press, 2019.
Revelatory Events: Three Case Studies of the Emergence of New Spiritual Paths. Princeton University Press, 2016.
Richard E. Turley, et al., eds.
Mountain Meadows Massacre: Collected Legal Papers (2 vols.). University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
“A House Full of Females”: Plural Marriage and Women’s Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870. New York: Knopf, 2017.
Anthology of World Religions: Sacred Texts and Contemporary Perspectives. Oxford University Press, 2016.
Railroading Religion: Mormons, Tourists, and the Corporate Spirit of the West. University of North Carolina Press, 2019.
Book is Forthcoming