The history of Joseph Smith and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been told many times—often using the same sources. But the context of these critical documents have rarely been considered. In this interview, Latter-day Saint scholars Mark Ashurst McGee, Robin Scott Jensen, and Sharalyn D. Howcroft talk about placing important sources in their historical contexts.
Category: Latter-day Saint History
Learn more about the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including historical findings about Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, and more.
Richard Lyman Bushman is a noted historian who authored “Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling,” and is the festschrift honoree of “To Be Learned is Good: Essays on Faith and Scholarship in Honor of Richard Lyman Bushman.”
I recently had the privilege to interview Sara Martin. She is Editor in Chief of the Adams Papers.
Patrick Mason is the Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University and has an essay in “To Be Learned is Good: Essays on Faith and Scholarship in Honor of Richard Lyman Bushman.”
Historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is well-known because of her famous quote, “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” But Ulrich is much more than just a popular bumper sticker. For example, she’s also the author of A House Full of Females. In this interview. Laurel Thatcher-Ulrich talks about her backstory.
Spencer Fluhman is the director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at BYU, and an editor of a new festschrift in honor of Joseph Smith biographer Richard Lyman Bushman.
Matt Godfrey is the managing historian and general editor of the Joseph Smith Papers. The scholar has frequently written about the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, including the Church founder’s relationship with Brigham Young. Additionally, Godfrey has contributed to research about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the early 20th century.