This post is a mini-review of John Turner’s Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012). Other reviews, some positive, some less positive, have already appeared on blogs over the past few months. The editor of the Mormon Studies Review anticipates that a full review of the biography will appear in this December’s volume.Read More
A few years ago, a small cloud rose from the sea of Mormon studies. Its rain fell to earth, yielding a small harvest of fruit plucked from the trees of Mormon scripture. The cloud has grown, the harvest spreads. The Mormon Theology Seminar is hosting a conference at Utah Valley University on June 7-8. The conference, titled [...]Read More
The Maxwell Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian M. Hauglid as director of the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies. He replaces Paul Y. Hoskisson, who is returning to full-time teaching in BYU’s Religious Education department after serving as director since 2008.Read More
We’re still working on getting the new Maxwell Institute Podcast up and running with iTunes. In the meantime, you can download or listen to the episode here. In this episode, host Kirk Caudle interviews Chapman about the Church’s “Women of Faith” project, reasons women had for entering into polygamy, and why the history of LDS women is often neglected.