Forgotten Tales Of Utah

Author by : Andy Weeks
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Publisher by : Arcadia Publishing
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Description : Characters ranging from Mormon pioneers to Butch Cassidy all helped give the Beehive State color and tenacity. Uncover the state's hidden gems with stories like the first group of Latter-day Saints who arrived in the Salt Lake Valley days before Brigham Young proclaimed it as "the right place." Meet an ancient prophet believed to have walked the arid landscape, offering his blessing on several sites long before the pioneers arrived. Learn why a former lawyer was buried without a proper headstone. Discover the state's quirky side with the strange goings-on at an obscure ranch and the alleged monsters once believed to haunt some of Utah's lakes. Author Andy Weeks offers this quirky and informative collection of little-known tales about the forty-fifth state.


American Religious Leaders

Author by : Timothy L. Hall
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Publisher by : Infobase Publishing
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Description : Provides biographical information on more than 270 individuals important to the religious community, having dedicated their lives to religious teaching in various forms, such as evangelism, founding schools and debating the relationship between church and state.


The A To Z Of Mormonism

Author by : Davis Bitton
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Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : Mormonism is the unofficial name for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, which originated in the early 1800s. Mormonism refers to the doctrines taught by Joseph Smith, doctrines that are believed to be original gospel preached by Jesus Christ. The Mormons oppose abortion, homosexuality, unmarried sexual acts, pornography, gambling, tobacco, consuming alcohol, tea, coffee, and the use of drugs. Despite its relatively young age, the Mormon Church continues to grow, and today it contains about 13 million members. The A to Z of Mormonism relates the history of the Mormon church through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on crucial persons, organizations, churches, beliefs, and events. Clearing up many of the misconceptions held about Mormonism and its members, this is an essential reference.


Mormonism In Transition

Author by : Thomas G. Alexander
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Publisher by : University of Illinois Press
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Description : A classic study of an influential American religion....Provides both the specialist in religion and the general reader with a thoughtful history of this complex religion.


Dictionary Of American Religious Biography

Author by : Henry Warner Bowden
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Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : The first edition of this award-winning reference, published in 1977, contained 425 biographical profiles of the most significant American religious leaders. Bowden has added profiles for 125 additional figures, and the earlier sketches have been revised and updated. Each profile contains a capsule summary of the figure's life, followed by a discussion of the historical context of the figure's contribution and a bibliography of works by and about the individual. Appendices categorize the figures by religious denomination and place of birth. The dictionary contains entries for individuals who died before July 1, 1992, and reflects America's cultural and religious diversity.


Mormonism A Historical Encyclopedia

Author by : W. Paul Reeve
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Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Covering its historic development, important individuals, and central ideas and issues, this encyclopedia offers broad historical coverage of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. • 140 entries on individuals, places, events, and issues • An overview section of six essays tracing the history of Mormonism from Joseph Smith's vision to years of global expansion that began in the mid-20th century • 50 contributors who are among the world's foremost scholars on the Mormon religion and its history • A chronology of Mormonism from its beginnings in upstate New York to its current status as a globalized church headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah • A bibliography of the latest scholarship on Mormon history


The Far Southwest 1846 1912

Author by : Howard Roberts Lamar
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Publisher by : UNM Press
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Description : A history of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona from 1846 to 1912 analyzes the impact of two-party systems, trial by jury, free schools, and church-state relations on the region and its relationship with the nation.


American Massacre

Author by : Sally Denton
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Publisher by : Vintage
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Description : In September 1857, a wagon train passing through Utah laden with gold was attacked. Approximately 140 people were slaughtered; only 17 children under the age of eight were spared. This incident in an open field called Mountain Meadows has ever since been the focus of passionate debate: Is it possible that official Mormon dignitaries were responsible for the massacre? In her riveting book, Sally Denton makes a fiercely convincing argument that they were. The author–herself of Mormon descent–first traces the extraordinary emergence of the Mormons and the little-known nineteenth-century intrigues and tensions between their leaders and the U.S. government, fueled by the Mormons’ zealotry and exclusionary practices. We see how by 1857 they were unique as a religious group in ruling an entire American territory, Utah, and commanding their own exclusive government and army. Denton makes clear that in the immediate aftermath of the massacre, the church began placing the blame on a discredited Mormon, John D. Lee, and on various Native Americans. She cites contemporaneous records and newly discovered documents to support her argument that, in fact, the Mormon leader, Brigham Young, bore significant responsibility–that Young, impelled by the church’s financial crises, facing increasingly intense scrutiny and condemnation by the federal government, incited the crime by both word and deed. Finally, Denton explains how the rapidly expanding and enormously rich Mormon church of today still struggles to absolve itself of responsibility for what may well be an act of religious fanaticism unparalleled in the annals of American history. American Massacre is totally absorbing in its narrative as it brings to life a tragic moment in our history.


Ensign

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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George Albert Smith

Author by : Francis M. Gibbons
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Publisher by : Shadow Mountain
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Description : George Albert Smith (1870-1951) was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to John Henry Smith (1848-1911) and Sarah Farr. In 1892 he married Lucy Emily Woodruff and they became the parents of three children. In 1903 he became an apostle in the LDS Church and in 1945 he became the eighth president of the church.


We Ll Bring The World His Truth

Author by : Dean Hughes
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Description : Presents the lives and accomplishments of Latter-Day Saints missionaries past and present.


Spencer W Kimball

Author by : Francis M. Gibbons
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Publisher by : Shadow Mountain
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Presidents And Prophets

Author by : Michael Kent Winder
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : From Washington to Bush, each American president and his relationship with the Mormons is explored as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rises from obscurity to become a major political influence.


Utah Historical Quarterly

Author by : J. Cecil Alter
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Description : List of charter members of the society: v. 1, p. 98-99.


Encyclopedia Of Latter Day Saint History

Author by : Arnold K. Garr
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Description : An authoritative, thorough, single-volume work on the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Elder Statesman

Author by : D. Michael Quinn
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Description : J. Reuben Clark was all of these prior to his call to the LDS First Presidency. As a counselor to three church presidents—Heber J. Grant, George Albert Smith, and David O. McKay—he served longer than any other member of this high church council. Already controversial before he assumed his church duties, his blunt, independent style created even more ripples at LDS headquarters. Still, his impact, intellectually and administratively, was immense. His most important legacy may well be the professionalization of church government; where apostles previously met and decided issues based mostly on their collective years of experience, Clark drew from his secular training to introduce outside research, position papers, and extended discussion, all of which, for better or for worse, added to the administrative bureaucracy. In this impressive study of the “elder statesman,” as reporters labeled Clark, D. Michael Quinn considers what it meant for a Latter-day Saint to attain such national and international stature, although Quinn never loses sight of Reuben's very human qualities either. This fresh, intimate approach presents Clark on his own terms and draws readers into Clark's world in the context of the larger society of his time and place. From the dust jacket: Life is never quite what is portrayed in inspirational books about famous people's experiences. One aspect that is rarely told about President Clark's life is his near-embrace of atheism in the 1920s. This period of his intellectual development is interesting and informative and ultimately as inspirational as Clark's conclusion that belief may be irrational but is essential. If nothing else, one admires the future church leader's rigor and honesty in exploring the fringes of faith. One also admires his biographer for the even-handed, frank treatment of the subject. Clark's commitment to a successful career similarly came at a sacrifice in other areas of his life. He chose work over family whenever the option presented itself. Two issues that stand at the forefront of Clark's headstrong manner are his views on pacifism and race. Both were significant to his overall world view and have much to say about the complexity of the issues and about the fallibility of human judgment. For most of his life, Clark was a military enthusiast. He served as the assistant Judge Advocate General during World War I and earned the Distinguished Service Medal. But he changed his mind and thereafter became known as fiercely anti-war. When the United States bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Clark accused his nation of barbarism and said that it had forfeited its right ever again to speak with moral authority in the world. That he also distrusted American propaganda and was sympathetic to National Socialism may come as a surprise to some readers. Similarly, readers may shudder to learn of Clark's views on race. He was partly responsible for the LDS Hospital's segregation of the blood of “whites” and “Negroes,” his logic being that since anyone with as little as “one drop” of African blood was ineligible for LDS priesthood ordination, a transfusion from a black donor to a white recipient would render the latter incapable of exercising priesthood authority. Such a racist view—in part a reflection of the time—is tempered by the disclosure that Clark was one of the first among the church leadership to advocate steps toward giving blacks the priesthood. Other ideological quandaries and soul-searching on Clark's part could be enumerated, but suffice it to say that anyone who picks up this volume will live Reuben's life with him. One may not ultimately understand why Clark said or did what he did in every instance, but there is a palpable sense of a life lived—with all the quirks and ironies that real lives are made of.Elder Statesman speaks to larger issues, but the spotlight remains on the man himself; readers are left to draw their own conclus


A Gift Of Faith

Author by : Voyle L. Munson
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Description : Elias Hicks Blackburn was born 17 September 1827 in Bedford Co., Pennsylvania. He was the son of Thomas Blackburn and Elizabeth Bowen and a 5th generation descendant of John Blackburn Sr., a devout Quaker who came from Ireland to Pennsylvania in 1736. Elias joined the LDS Church (April 1845) in Nauvoo, Illinois and was a pioneer in the Western Mormon migration to Utah. Elias married several times and was a prominant medical doctor. Descendants lived primarily in Utah and elsewhere.


George Q Cannon

Author by : Davis Bitton
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Historical Dictionary Of Mormonism

Author by : Davis Bitton
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Publisher by : Historical Dictionaries of Rel
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Description : Provides an introduction to Mormon history, beliefs, practices, and terminology, with additional entries on key periods in the faith's history, biographical sketches of key figures, a chronology, and lists of church leaders and temples.


Willing Hands

Author by : Jo Ann Finney Hatch
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Bibliographic Index

Author by : Anonim
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American Book Publishing Record

Author by : Anonim
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Biography Index

Author by : Anonim
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Books In Print

Author by : Anonim
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