Recent Noteworthy Texts
Below is an annually modified list of significant titles related to Mormon Studies published in the past five years.
Thomas G Alexander
Brigham Young and the Expansion of the Mormon Faith. University of Oklahoma Press, 2019.
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.
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.
Elizabeth Fenton and Jared Hickman, Eds.
Americanist Approaches to the Book of Mormon. Oxford University Press, 2019.
Making Lamanites: Mormons, Native Americans, and the Indian Student Placement Program, 1947-2000. University of Utah Press, 2016.
Feeding the Flock: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Church and Praxis. Oxford University Press, 2017.
Terryl Givens with Brian Haglund
The Pearl of Greatest Price: Mormonism’s Most Controversial Scripture. Oxford University Press, 2019.
Steven C. Harper
First Vision: Memory and Mormon Origins. Oxford University Press, 2019.
Kate Holbrook and Matthew Bowman, eds.
Women and Mormonism: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. University of Utah Press, 2016.
Mormons, Musical Theater, and Belonging in America. University of Illinois Press, 2019.
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.
Clyde A. Milner III and Brian Q. Cannon, eds.,
Reconstruction and Mormon America. University of Oklahoma Press, 2019.
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.
Your Sister in the Gospel: The Life of Jane Manning James, A Nineteenth-Century Black Mormon. Oxford University Press, 2019.
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.
The Next Mormons: How Millennials are Changing the LDS Church. Oxford University Press, 2019.
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.
Konden Smith Hansen
Frontier Religion: Mormons and America, 1857-1907. 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.
Miranda Wilcox and John D. Young
Standing Apart: Mormon Historical Consciousness and the Concept of Apostasy. Oxford University Press, 2014.