‘Humans at their core are good’ just one message in Hallmark’s ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’

SALT LAKE CITY — On July 15, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will treat fans to the latest installment of their postal mystery series “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” with the TV movie “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: To the Altar.”

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100-year-old diary from Utahn in WWI gives rare insight

One hundred years ago, the only known Mormon to have kept a diary while serving in World War I recorded his first entry.

“One can never tell what the morrow will bring and the record of the few weeks I have been in the army might interest some one,” wrote Nels Anderson on June 9, 1918, five months before World War I would end on Nov. 11, 1918.

“Nels Anderson’s World War I Diary,” edited by Kent Powell.

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Mormon scholars ‘shoot for the top’ in new Oxford publication that shares 13 essays in historical context

SALT LAKE CITY — From the gold plates and the Book of Mormon to the Nauvoo Female Relief Society Leadership and Minute Book to several of the Prophet Joseph Smith’s journals and letters, the collection of 13 essays in “Foundational Texts of Mormonism: Examining Major Early Sources” (Oxford University Press, $74, 448 pages) utilizes insights from the Joseph Smith Papers and a focus on historical context to more fully understand foundational texts of Mormonism.

“Foundational Texts of Mormonism: Examining Major Early Sources.” Image provided by Mark Ashurst-McGee

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The Joseph Smith Papers: The First 10 Years

The Joseph Smith Papers recently published its 17th volume associated with the life and works of Joseph Smith. The project, which began with the work of a single individual, has grown in scope and influence over its first decade.

Along the way, the project has changed in numerous ways, overcome challenges, garnered unprecedented popularity, secured academic prestige, and set the stage for a new era of Mormon history.

Joseph Smith Papers Release Party (Nov. 2008). Elder Russell M. Nelson was one of the Quorum of the Twelve advisers for the Church History Department at the time; Elder Marlin K. Jensen of the Seventy was Church Historian. Photo provided by Sharalyn Howcroft

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