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Review of At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women

Review by R. Devan Jensen R. Devan Jensen is executive editor at the Religious Studies Center. At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women is well conceived, compiled, and edited by Jennifer Reeder and Kate Holbrook, using the high standards of the Church Historian’s Press. It is also timely, being released for

Review of Conversations with Mormon Historians

Review by Spencer W. McBride Spencer W. McBride is the author of Pulpit and Nation: Clergymen and the Politics of Revolutionary America (University of Virginia Press, 2017) and a historian and documentary editor with the Joseph Smith Papers Project, Salt Lake City, Utah. At the core, Conversations with Mormon Historians, is a book that features

Review of Sacred Space: Exploring the Birthplace of Mormonism

Review by Daniel H. Olsen Daniel H. Olsen is an associate professor, Department of Geography, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. When I was asked to read and review Michael MacKay’s Sacred Space: Exploring the Birthplace of Mormonism, I was expecting to read a straightforward history of Fayette, New York, the story of founding of Mormonism

An Epic Year at the RSC!

An Epic Year at the RSC By Devan Jensen Here is a brief video introduction to the Religious Studies Center (RSC). Established by Jeffrey R. Holland in 1975, the RSC is a vital research and publications arm of Religious Education. It exists to seek out, encourage, and publish faithful gospel scholarship through sponsoring symposia and seminars;

Review of Mormons in the Piazza

Review of Toronto, James A., Eric R Dursteler, and Michael W. Homer. Mormons in the Piazza: History of the Latter-day Saints in Italy. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2017. 599 pp. Photographs, maps, notes, appendix, bibliography, index. ISBN 978-1-9443-9410-3. $34.99 Review by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel Richard Neitzel Holzapfel is a professor of Church

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