The History of the Mormons in Argentina

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by Néstor Curbelo

“An important step forward in the study of international Mormonism.” — The Juvenile Instructor .


 
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Book Description:

Originally published in Spanish, Curbelo’s The History of the Mormons in Argentina is a groundbreaking book detailing the growth of the Church in this Latin American country.
     Through numerous interviews and access to other primary resources, Curbelo has constructed a timeline, and then documents the story of the Church’s growth. Starting with a brief discussion of Parley P. Pratt’s assignment to preside over the Pacific and South American regions, continuing on with the translation of the scriptures into Spanish, the opening of the first missions in South America, and the building of temples, the book provides a survey history of the Church in Argentina. This book will be of interest not only to history buffs but also to thousands of past, present, and future missionaries.
     Translated by Erin Jennings

Comprehensive Table of Contents:

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CHRONOLOGY
INTRODUCTION
A HISTORY OF FAITH
BEFORE ARRIVING IN ARGENTINA

1. THE PACIFIC MISSION

The Trip to Chile
The Death of Omner Pratt
A Month in Quillota
The Return to California
An Apostle’s Vision
The Situation in Chile in 1851

2. BEGINNING THE WORK IN MEXICO

Looking at South America
The Translation of the Book of Mormon into Spanish
The Conversion of Melitón González Trejo
The Translation of the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price

3. THE SOUTH AMERICA MISSION

The Missionaries Arrive in South America
The First Converts in South America
The Dedication of South America
The Second Group of Missionaries
Elder Melvin J. Ballard
The Gianfelice Family
The Presidency of Reinhold Stoof (1926–35)
The Gospel and the Lamanites
The Visit of Elder J. Reuben Clark
The Mission of Reinhold Stoof Ends
The Church in Rosario
The First Baptisms

4. THE BRAZIL AND ARGENTINA MISSIONS

The Church in Brazil
The Argentina Mission
The Presidency of W. Ernest Young (1935–38)
The Presidency of Frederick S. Williams (1938–42)
The Williams Family, Pioneers of South America
The First Chapel in Argentina
The First Argentine Missionaries
The Presidency of James L. Barker (1942–44)
The Second Presidency of W. Ernest Young (1944–49)
Memories of That Time
Fermín Barjollo
The Visit of Elder Stephen L. Richards

5. A CHURCH OF IMMIGRANTS

The Avila Family
The Dömrose Family
The Welsh Saints of Patagonia
The Church in Córdoba
The Pioneers
Thomas M. Looney, Pioneer of Bahía Blanca
The First Missionaries in Mendoza

6. FOUNDATIONS OF LOCAL LEADERSHIP

The Presidency of Harold Brown (1949–52)
Juan Carlos Avila
The Visit of President David O. McKay
The Meeting with Juan D. Perón

7. THE GREAT MISSIONS

The Church in Salta
The Church in Tucumán
The Church in Resistencia

8. THE GOSPEL REACHES ALL OF SOUTH AMERICA

The Expansion of the Gospel in South America
The Mountain Range Mission

9. THE FIRST STAKES

The Organization of the Buenos Aires Stake
Other Stakes
Travels to Salt Lake City

10. THE MISSION PRESIDENTS

The Presidents of the Argentina Mission
The Local Presidents of the Mission
Argentine Men Who Served as Mission Presidents

11. BEFORE THE TEMPLES

The Temple Ordinances in Spanish
The Genealogical Registries

12. SÃO PAULO, FIRST TEMPLE IN SOUTH AMERICA

13. THE BUENOS AIRES TEMPLE

The Dedication of the Buenos Aires Temple
The Dedicatory Prayer

14. THE AREA PRESIDENCIES

The Presidency of the South America South Area
Instituting Area Presidencies

15. THE CHALLENGE OF SELF-SUFFICIENCY

Elder Angel Abrea
“One of the Strongest in the Kingdom”

16. A NEW CENTURY

Appendix A. HISTORICAL TIMELINE

PART I—BACKGROUND 1844–1922
PART II—THE MISSIONS IN SOUTH AMERICA 1923–65
PART III—THE STAKES OF ZION 1966–77
PART IV—TEMPLES 1978–84
PART V—WATCHING THE FUTURE 1985–2002

Appendix B. ORAL HISTORIES

BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX


 


Praise for The History of Mormons in Argentina:

“Overall, the book is an important step forward in the study of international Mormonism. It is to be hoped that in the future, a historian with an adequate understanding of both Mormon and Argentine history will be able to build upon Curbelo’s book and render an even more nuanced history of Mormonism in Argentina. Indeed it is to be hoped that further books will begin to fill in the story of the International Church.” — The Juvenile Instructor .


More Information:

300 pages
ISBN: 978-1-58958-052-7 (Paperback)
Published May 2009

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