Journal 35:3 | BYU Studies

Journal 35:3

Volume 35:3 (1995-96)
Anti-Mormons are up to their old tricks, argues Massimo Introvigne in "Old Wine in New Bottles." He takes a historical approach in exposing the elements of "postrationalist" anti-Mormonism. Mark L. Grover tells the riveting story of an LDS branch president's execution in San Marco, Mexico, because he provided refuge for members of the Church fleeing the violence of the Mexican revolution. Also,...Read more

Execution in Mexico: The Deaths of Rafael Monroy and Vicente Morales

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Mother and Son Discuss Politics

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Traveling without Reservation

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The Fourth Great Awakening and the Political Realignment of the 1990s

Anti-Mormonism, a strange shadow of Mormonism, is itself a social phenomenon. In 1992 the Encyclopedia of Mormonism noted that no comprehensive history of anti-Mormonism has yet been published. Even if such a history had been published, it would need considerable periodic updating because of the changing activity of anti-Mormons. I have argued elsewhere that the 1982 film The God Makers marked... Read more

The Storyteller

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Old Wine in New Bottles: The Story behind Fundamentalist Anti-Mormonism

Although ridiculed, plastic grapes and hair wreaths symbolize their maker's religious devotion to community and home, obedience to divine injunction, or belief in the Resurrection. Read more

By Their Works Ye Shall Know Them: The World View Expressed in Mormon Folk Art

Mormon crafts of past years, specifically plastic resin grapes and hair wreaths, may be subjects of ridicule today. But they symbolize their makers’ religious devotion to community and home, obedience to divine injunction, or belief in the Resurrection. Read more

The Paradox of Silence in the Arts and Religion

The pivotal artists of our time in music, film, and painting, who have lived throughout the political and psychological eruptions of the past hundred years or so, have pushed the expressive capabilities of their mediums to the threshold of the abyss, reducing their voices to the mute horror of a silent scream in the face of a nonexistent God. The interpretations of silences in the scriptures... Read more

The Abalone Shell

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Waiting

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Winter Fire

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Taking Uncle Toby Home

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By Rachel

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"Seduced Away:" Early Mormon Documents in Australia

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Historical Atlas of Mormonism

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Utah History Encyclopedia

Celebrations commemorating important events often result in extra efforts that bring new and significant contributions—milestones within themselves. So it is with Allan Kent Powell's Utah History Encyclopedia. What began years ago as a gleam in the Utah Historical Society's eye came to fruition because of goals to complete the book in time for the Utah State Centennial in 1996. This comprehensive... Read more

American Congregations, Volumes 1 and 2

American Congregations is an outgrowth of the University of Chicago Divinity School's congregational history project. The project's intent was "to focus fresh scholarly attention on American congregations." The stimulating case studies and essays published here present good reason to suppose that this goal will be achieved. The work is edited by James P. Wind (director in the Religion Division of... Read more

Quest for the Origins of the First Americans

Until recently most scholars have accepted the theory that the ancestors of all Native American cultures in the New World migrated by foot from Asia during the Pleistocene Era, when the sea level was lower and a narrow strip of land called the Bering Land Bridge connected the two continents. In his new book, Quest for the Origins of the First Americans, E. James Dixon challenges this traditional... Read more

Anxiety in Eden

Readers of BYU Studies will recognize Professor John S. Tanner's name and interest in John Milton's Paradise Lost from an earlier article he published in these pages in 1984. Anxiety in Eden continues Tanner's work on Milton, this time from the perspective of the work of the Danish philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard. The book has already received much praise, including the Milton... Read more

Centennial Utah: The Beehive State on the Eve of the Twenty-First Century

This attractive volume is one of many Utah statehood centennial efforts by publishers and authors. The Johnsons have a unique approach that actually determines the structure of the book. Utilizing a technique of interspersing historical essays, a few individual profiles, and some current Utah businesses' histories, the publication attempts to tie past to present. Although, there is an emphasis on... Read more

The Restored Gospel and Applied Christianity: Student Essays in Honor of President David O. McKay, 1995

This eighth volume in The Restored Gospel and Applied Christianity series is an even better read than its predecessors. As word has gotten out over the past decade about O. C. and Grace Tanner's generous prize bequest to the McKay Contest, the student writing competition's quantitative leaps in submissions have stimulated a steady increase in the quality of the best essays—these eleven were the... Read more

Prepare to Be Healed

With this 109-page volume, what you read is what you get. It seems to say, "On your mark, get set . . ." but leaves the "go" to others. This isn't about how to gain emotional strength, but how to prepare to get it. The obvious need for this volume cries out. Both mental health professionals (such as Day, a licensed marriage and family counselor) and ecclesiatical counselors (such as Holzapfel, a... Read more

The Latter-day Saints: A Study of the Mormons in the Light of Economic Conditions

The Latter-day Saints: A Study of the Mormons in the Light of Economic Conditions, which originally appeared in London in 1912, was the work of two Marxian socialists from America. It was particularly significant in the context of the intense anti-Mormonism in England in the early twentieth century, for it was the first fullblown Marxist interpretation of Mormon history to be published. At heart... Read more

Meyers all the way down

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