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The Many Legacies of Bruce R. McConkie

Bruce R. McConkie served as an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1972 to 1985. The gospel scholar authored numerous books, including the controversial Mormon Doctrine and expansive Messiah series. He knew the standard works so well that President Henry B. Eyring sometimes wondered, “Is he quoting the scriptures, or are those his own words?”

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19th Century 20th Century Latter-day Saint History Polygamy

See How the Church Changed in Remarkable ‘Saints 3’

Saints 3 is the third volume in the new official history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Scott Hales (General Editor and lead writer) and Jed Woodworth (General Editor and lead historian) discuss the Saints book and tease Saints Volume 4.

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19th Century 20th Century Latter-day Saint History

How to Dispel Latter-Day Myths

Historian Keith Erekson’s latest book teaches Latter-day Saints how to recognize inspiring stories that aren’t true, such as the infamous Wagon Box Prophecy.

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20th Century Latter-day Saint History

Louis Midgley Recalls Experiences with Matthew Cowley, Hugh Nibley

Retired BYU professor Louis Midgley reflects on his life and the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 20th century. A portion of his interview is quoted in the new Interpreter Foundation publication, Hugh Nibley Observed.

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Behind the Scenes of the Latter-day Saint Church History Library in Salt Lake City

Historian Keith Erekson takes readers behind the scenes of the Church History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. He’s also spoken about how to dispel “Latter-day Myths.”

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19th Century 20th Century 21st Century Biography Latter-day Saint History Latter-day Saints

10 Questions with Joseph Geisner

Joseph Geisner is the author of Writing Mormon History: Historians and Their Books (Signature Books, 2020).

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19th Century 20th Century Latter-day Saint History

Gary Boatright Traces the Origins of the Latter-day Saint Wagon Box Prophecy

Gary Boatright discusses the Latter-day Saint “Wagon Box Prophecy” and explains what happens when a false (but faith-promoting) story becomes accepted as fact.