Recent Noteworthy Texts

Below is an annually modified list of significant titles related to Mormon Studies published in the past five years.

Joanna Brooks, Rachel Hunt Steenblik, and Hannah Wheelwright, eds.

Mormon Feminism: Essential Writings. Oxford University Press, 2015.

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Mary Campbell

Charles Ellis Johnson and the Erotic Mormon Image. University of Chicago Press, 2016.

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Gina Colvin and Joanna Brooks, eds.

Decolonizing Mormonism: Approaching a Postcolonial Zion. University of Utah Press, 2018.

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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.

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Matthew Garrett

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.

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Carol Cornwall Madsen

Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History. University of Utah Press, 2017.

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Patrick Mason

Directions for Mormon Studies in the Twenty-First Century. University of Utah Press, 2016

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Max Perry Mueller

Race and the Making of the Mormon People. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017.

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Todd M. Kerstetter

Inspiration & Innovation: Religion in the American West. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell, 2015.

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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.

Ann Taves 

Revelatory Events: Three Case Studies of the Emergence of New Spiritual Paths. Princeton University Press, 2016.

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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.

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Lewis Vaughn

Anthology of World Religions: Sacred Texts and Contemporary Perspectives. Oxford University Press, 2016.

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Miranda Wilcox and John D. Young.

Standing Apart: Mormon Historical Consciousness and the Concept of Apostasy. Oxford University Press, 2014.

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