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

Subscribe to the Mormon News Report.

Check out Book of Mormon Central

See Stephen Smoot's segment on the Conan O'Brien Show

In the News

Sherman Fleek received the Secretary of Army Award for Valor

Check out Sherman L. Fleek's book, Saints of Valor

James Talmage's diaries digitized

On the Blogs

Brother Guy Consolmagno's keynote at 2016 Science & Mormonism Symposium

Was Joseph Smith Ever Convicted of a Crime? by John Dinger

A rare contradiction in terms: Mormonism Racism and the Utah Jazz by Christopher

“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

“Reassassing Robert Flanders’s NAUVOO: KINGDOM ON THE MISSISSIPPI, Fifty Years Later” by Ben P.

“Free Book, or What I learned at MHA” by Meg Stout

 “The Ammonites Were Not Pacifists” by Duane Boyce

“Mormon founder turned over priesthood keys to women, says Deseret Book author” by Jana Reiss

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

Jack Harrell, Writing Ourselves: Essays on Creativity, Craft, and Mormonism

Thomas F. Rogers, Let Your Hearts and Minds Expand: Reflections on Faith, Reason, Charity, and Beauty

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:

Race discussion panel

Sexual violence in Missouri panel

Council of Fifty Minutes panel

Josephine Lyon DNA panel

MHA 2016 Awards:

Leonard J. Arrington Award given to Michael Quinn

Best Book

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)

Best Biography

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.

2016 Mormon Theology Seminar Conference

Richard Bushman Colloquium

Check out J Stuart's write-up in Juvenile Instructor

Greg Prince’s author event at Benchmark Books now on YouTube

Looking ahead:

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.

2016 Sunstone Summer Symposium July 27-30 at the University of Utah.



Subscribe in Pocket Casts
 Subscribe on Android