Journal 37:2 | BYU Studies

Journal 37:2

Volume 37:2 (1997-98)
Doris Dant's article "Polish Religious Folk Art: Gospel Echoes from a Disparate Climate"talks about some of the beautiful themes of the gospel that are displayed in authentic Polish woodcarvings, testimonies of their faith and devotion to Jesus Christ. Mary D. Poulter's article talks about the significance of the first LDS hymnbook—how and what material was chosen to be contained therein. Hugh...Read more

Youth and Beauty: The Correspondence of Hugh Nibley

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Doctrines of Faith and Hope Found in Emma Smith's 1835 Hymnbook

The hymn texts included in A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of the Latter Day Saints, compiled by Emma Smith and William Wines Phelps, provide a window through which we can view the hopes, beliefs, and convictions of the early Latter-day Saints. Doctrines that were important to the new church were expressed and taught in hymn texts: agency, evangelism, baptism by immersion, and the... Read more

The Mormons of the Wisconsin Territory: 1835–1848

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A Monument for Phyllis

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Polish Religious Folk Art: Gospel Echoes from a Disparate Clime

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Solomon Chamberlin's Missing Pamphlet: Dreams, Visions, and Angelic Ministrants

Now and then a historian's long-time quest for a particular document that seemed impossible to find is unexpectedly rewarded when the item suddenly materializes. For years I searched to find a pamphlet published by Solomon Chamberlin (1788-1862), an April 1830 convert to the Church in western New York. The pamphlet had been published in 1829 and is mentioned in Chamberlin's autobiography and in... Read more

Sweet Is the Word: Reflections on the Book of Mormon-Its Narrative, Teachings, and People

At the height of a successful career as a scholar, teacher of American literature, and university administrator, Marilyn Arnold took early retirement from Brigham Young University. It would seem, from the writings appearing out of St. George (on both Latter-day Saint and general literary topics), that she is using her time well. Sweet Is the Word is designed, Arnold tells us, for at least two... Read more

The Large, the Small, and the Human Mind

This accessible and stimulating book about modern science should be of interest to LDS thinkers. For those of us who did not make it through Penrose's previous books (The Emperor's New Mind and Shadows of the Mind), this book is a new opportunity to learn some of the key ideas of those at the frontier of the scientific quest to understand intelligence and human consciousness. An advantage of this... Read more

Charter for Statehood: The Story of Utah's State Constitution

After years of neglect, state constitutional histories have undergone an upsurge of interest and study. Jean Bickmore White's attractive but brief work, Charter for Statehood: The Story of Utah's State Constitution is a part of this new genre. Since 1971, White has published at least four scholarly articles on statehood and the ratification of the state constitution in Utah. Research interest and... Read more

The Iowa Mormon Trail: Legacy of Faith and Courage

Few recent publications contain as much original research as does this volume of papers delivered a symposium held in Des Moines, Iowa, in May 1996. The purpose of the symposium was to "identify, mark, map, and celebrate the historic Mormon Pioneer Trail in southern Iowa." Interestingly, participants included both Mormon and non-Mormon scholars and experienced as well as novice historians,... Read more

A Peculiar Treasure: Old Testament Messages for Our Day

If you are looking for a book that will help you understand the history and culture of ancient Israel, buy something else. But if you want to learn how to liken the stories and teachings of the Old Testament to yourself and your family, this is the book. Brent L. Top, associate dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University, illustrates principles of eternal import by tracing a thread of... Read more

Pioneer Spirit: Modern-day Stories of Courage and Conviction

During the sesquicentennial year of 1997, while celebrating the faith and courage of nineteenth-century pioneers, Latter-day Saints were encouraged to recognize that pioneering occurs in many ways and many places. Heidi Swinton's lively book drives home this point—telling story after story of the pioneering spirit of Saints throughout the world. The author has published a number of original... Read more

Voices of Old Testament Prophets

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Reading the Old Testament in Light of the Restoration: A Comprehensive Bibliography of LDS Writings on the Old Testament (1830–1997)

The Prophet Joseph Smith described the Restoration as a bringing forth of treasures of "things new and old," and indeed modern revelation has shed great light on ancient truths. From Oliver Cowdery's commentary on Zephaniah published in The Evening and the Morning Star in 1833 to the present outpouring of publications in preparation for the Sunday School course of study on the Old Testament in... Read more

Old Testament Bibliography by Author

This is a comprehensive bibliography of books and articles written from 1830 to 1997 by Latter-day Saints to Latter-day Saints about the Old Testament. This section is organized by the lead author’s last name. The list draws from BYU Studies , Church Educational System symposia and manuals, LDS Church study manuals, Contributor, Dialogue, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Ensign, The Evening and the... Read more

Old Testament Bibliography by Canonical Categories

This is a comprehensive bibliography of books and articles written from 1830 to 1997 by Latter-day Saints to Latter-day Saints about the Old Testament. This section is organized by canonical categories: Genesis, Exodus, etc. The list draws from BYU Studies , Church Educational System symposia and manuals, LDS Church study manuals, Contributor, Dialogue, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Ensign, The... Read more

Old Testament Bibliography by Select Subject Categories

This is a comprehensive bibliography of books and articles written from 1830 to 1997 by Latter-day Saints to Latter-day Saints about the Old Testament. This section is organized by select subject categories: Aaron, Abraham and Sarah, Adam and Eve, Adversity, Angels, etc. The list draws from BYU Studies , Church Educational System symposia and manuals, LDS Church study manuals, Contributor,... Read more