Dialogue Book Report #5: Two Andrews on Mormon studies, Summer 2020

August 22, 2020

Andrew Hall and Andrew Hamilton discuss recent and upcoming events and books in Mormon studies and Mormon literature, including books reviewed in the Summer 2020 issue of Dialogue.

First they discuss the recent MHA and AML 2019 awards. 

Books discussed:

Greg Prince. Gay Rights and the Mormon Church 

Brenda R. Weber Latter-day Screens: Gender, Sexuality, and Mediated Mormonism

Lisa Van Orman Hadley. Irreversible Things

D.J. Butler. Witchy Eye

D.J. Butler and Aaron Michael Ritchey. The Cunning Man

Benjamin E. Park. Kingdom of Nauvoo: The Rise and Fall of a Religious Empire on the American Frontier

Taylor G. Petrey. Tabernacles of Clay: Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism 

Joanna Brooks. Mormonism and White Supremacy: American Religion and The Problem of Racial Innocence

Christopher James Blythe. Terrible Revolution: Latter-day Saints and the American Apocalypse

Joseph Geisner, editor. Writing Mormon History: Historians and Their Books

William L. Davis. Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon

Michael Hubbard MacKay, Mark Ashurst-McGee, and Brian Hauglid, editors. Producing Ancient Scripture: Joseph Smith’s Translation Projects in the Development of Mormon Christianity

Lavina Fielding Anderson. Mercy without End: Toward a More Inclusive Church

Michael Hubbard McKay. Prophetic Authority: Democratic Hierarchy and the Mormon Priesthood

Darren Perry. The Bear River Massacre: A Shoshone History

Will Bagley. The Whites Want Every Thing: Indian-Mormon Relations, 1847–1877 (Kingdom in the West: The Mormons and the American Frontier Series, Vol. 16) 

Edward Leo Lyman. Finally Statehood! Utah’s Struggles, 1849-1896

Matthew L. Harris. Watchman on the Tower: Ezra Taft Benson and the Making of the Mormon Right

Ronald O. Barney. Joseph Smith: History, Methods, and Memory

Matthew L. Harris and Newell G. Bringhurst, editors. The LDS Gospel Topics Series: A Scholarly Engagement

Eric James Stone. The Humans in the Walls 

Robert Hodgson Van Wagoner. The Contortionists

Twila Newey. Sylvia