Sponsored by BYU Studies— Join historian Benjamin E. Park as he discusses his latest book, Kingdom of Nauvoo: The Rise and Fall of a Religious Empire on the American Frontier (Liverlight, 2020).Continue reading “Historian tackles politics, polygamy, and Joseph Smith in ‘Kingdom of Navuoo’”
Sponsored by BYU Studies—Richard Bennett is a professor of Church History and Doctrine and BYU, and the author of Temples Rising: A Heritage of Sacrifice (Deseret Book, 2019). Continue reading “10 questions with Richard Bennett”
Sponsored by BYU Studies—The city of Nauvoo is closely associated with the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But the city has been home to different groups over time.
In Return to the City of Joseph: Modern Mormonism’s Contest for the Soul of Nauvoo, Scott C. Esplin provides a social history of the Illinois city beginning in 1846. Esplin is a professor of of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University.
Sponsored by BYU Studies—Quincy Newell is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Hamilton College and the author of Your Sister in the Gospel: The Life of Jane Manning James, a Nineteenth-Century Black Mormon (Oxford, 2019). Continue reading “10 questions with Quincy Newell”
I recently had the privilege to interview Mark Ashurst McGee, Robin Scott Jensen, and Sharalyn D. Howcroft. They are the editors of “Foundational Texts of Mormonism: Examining Major Early Sources.”
In January 2018, I had the privilege to interview two historians associated with the Joseph Smith Papers Project: Matthew J. Grow and R. Eric Smith. Both scholars served as editors for the 2017 publication, “The Council of Fifty: What the Records Reveal about Mormon History.”