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20th Century Intellectualism

The Biography of Eugene England

Terryl Givens is the second scholar to publish a book about the life of Eugene England this year. His biography, Stretching the Heavens: The Life of Eugene England and the Crisis of Modern Mormonism complements Kristine Haglund’s intellectual history that includes an account of the correspondence between Eugene England and Bruce R. McConkie.

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20th Century Intellectualism Latter-day Saint History

The Biography of Joseph F. Merrill

Casey Paul Griffiths is the author of Truth Seeker: The Life of Joseph F. Merrill, Scientist, Educator, and Apostle (BYU Religious Studies Center, 2021). His contribution stands alongside apostolic histories such recent biographies of Henry B. Eyring and Dallin H. Oaks.

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20th Century Intellectualism Latter-day Saint History

Hugh Nibley Observed: Rare Stories You’ll Want to Read

A new book includes more than 800 pages about the life of Latter-day Saint Scholar Hugh Nibley, including contributions from Dallin H. Oaks, Richard Bushman, and Truman G. Madsen. Hugh Nibley Observed also includes an emotional story about Nibley’s final weeks. In this interview, editor Jeffrey Bradshaw discusses the landmark Hugh Nibley book.


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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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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.

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20th Century Latter-day Saint History

Elvis Has Left the Library: Identifying Forged Annotations in a Book of Mormon

What happens when you mix an established global celebrity, a growing worldwide religion, and a mischievous local trickster? This is the tale of Elvis Presley, the Book of Mormon, and a Latter-day Saint myth.

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20th Century Latter-day Saint History

David O. McKay Diaries with Harvard Heath

Harvard Heath is retired curator of the Utah and American West Archives at the Harold B. Lee Library, and the editor of “Confidence Amid Change: The Presidential Diaries of David O. McKay, 1951-1970.” President McKay’s biographies were made possible thanks to the efforts of Clare Middlemiss.

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