AuthorCast #28 - This Month in Mormon Studies, June 2016 June 28 2016
Join co-hosts Brian Whitney (Greg Kofford Books) and Brandt Malone (Mormon News Report) along with guest Stephen Smoot (Book of Mormon Central) in this lively look at the latest happenings in the field of Mormon studies, including news, blogs, new book releases, and events!
“It's like Car Talk for Mormon studies!” - Someone online somewhere, probably
Check out Book of Mormon Central
In the News
Check out Sherman L. Fleek's book, Saints of Valor
On the Blogs
“Early Mormons and Mass Poisoning" by Christopher Smith
Digitizania! by Tod R.
“On doing Mormon theology as a non-Mormon” by Bridget Jack Jeffries
“A Reaction to the New Leonard Arrington Book” by Julie Smith
“Free Book, or What I learned at MHA” by Meg Stout
“The Ammonites Were Not Pacifists” by Duane Boyce
Check out Fiona Given's article, “The Perfect Union of Man and Woman” in Dialogue.
Latest Book Releases
Reid L. Neilson and Mark Mellville, eds., A Historian in Zion: The Autobiography of Andrew Jenson, Assistant Church Historian
Read Stephen Smoot's full review
Martha Bradley Evans, Glorious in Persecution: Joseph Smith, American Prophet, 1839-1844 (Also mentioned in previous episode)
Recent and Upcoming Events
MHA 2016 session highlights:
MHA 2016 Awards:
Paul Reeve, Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness (University of Utah Press)
Honorable Mention: Thomas Carter, Building Zion: The Material World of Mormon Settlement (University of Minnesota Press)
Ronald Romig, Eighth Witness: The Biography of John Whitmer (John Whitmer Books).
Honorable Mention: Michael Hicks, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Biography (University of Illinois Press)
Best Documentary Editing
Royal Skousen and Robin Scott Jensen, eds. Revelations and Translations, Volume 3: Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon (Church Historian’s Press)
Best First Book
David Hall, A Faded Legacy: Amy Brown Lyman and Mormon Women’s Activism, 1872-1959 (University of Utah Press)
For a complete list of Awards, click here.
Check out J Stuart's write-up in Juvenile Instructor
Julie Smith at Writ & Vision July 21st for two forthcoming releases: Apocalypse: Reading Revelation 21–22 and As Iron Sharpens Iron: Listening to the Various Voices of Scripture.