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.
Continue reading “10 questions with Scott Esplin”
Sponsored by BYU Studies—RoseAnn Benson is the author of Ministry of Louie B. Felt, First General Primary President (BYU Studies Quarterly, 2019). Continue reading “10 questions with RoseAnn Benson”
Sponsored by BYU Studies—Mark Smith is Sexton of the Salt Lake City Cemetery and co-author of Salt Lake City Cemetery (Images of America). Continue reading “10 questions with Mark Smith”
Sponsored by BYU Studies—Matt Godfrey is editor of Zion’s Camp: 1834 March of Faith. In this Q&A, he discusses his new book on the 185th anniversary of Zion’s Camp and the lessons that can be learned today. Continue reading “History of the Saints: Zion’s Camp”
The month before Joseph Smith was assassinated, he gave a personal tour of Nauvoo, Illinois, to two prominent men of the time: Charles Francis Adams and Josiah Quincy Jr. Continue reading “Encounter with Joseph Smith highlighted in new book, ‘Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family’”