Mormon and Maori, available April 29th! April 17 2014

Greg Kofford Books is pleased to announce the release of Marjorie Newton's trailblazing and long-awaited new book Mormon and Maori, available on April 29th for purchase in paperback and e-book. A follow-up to Tiki and Temple: The Mormon Mission in New Zealand, 1854–1958, her acclaimed history of LDS missionary work in New Zealand, Mormon and Maori examines the appeal of Mormonism for the Maori of New Zealand from its first introduction to them in the 1880s and the reasons for its continuing success. It canvasses the impact of an American religion on its Maori converts and their culture over the last 130 years and surveys the attempts of American LDS leaders and missionaries to find a consistent policy reconciling Mormonism and Maoritanga.

Early reviews praise the unique and unprecedented value of Mormon and Maori:

  • “Unflinchingly honest yet unfailingly compassionate, Mormon and Maori is a must-read for anyone interested in the extraordinary history of the LDS experience in New Zealand.”— Grant Underwood, Professor of History, Brigham Young University
  • “Marjorie Newton’s Mormon and Maori is an exemplary scholarly work. In this volume Newton deftly untangles the historical and narrative threads that have given rise to a singular variant of Mormonism.” — Gina Colvin, Ngati Porou, Nga Puhi; Lecturer, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

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Paperback, 251 Pages
ISBN 978-1-58958-639-0

This title will also be available in e-book for the Amazon Kindle, Apple iBook, Kobo eReader, and Barnes and Noble Nook.
Marjorie Newton has published award-winning articles in the Journal of Mormon HistoryBYU Studies and Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, as well as several articles in The Ensign. Her Tiki and Temple: The Mormon Mission in New Zealand, 1854–1958 (Greg Kofford Books, 2012) was awarded the Best International Book Award from the Mormon History Association.