Articles/Essays – Volume 1, No. 3

Writing the Mormon Past

1966: Robert Bruce Flanders, “Writing the Mormon Past.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol. 1 No. 3 (1966): 47–62.

Understanding Mormon history involves appreciating some of the formidable obstacles which confront throse who seek to write it. There is still sensitivity among Mormons to probing that might bring embarrassment to cherished offical views of Latter-day Saint orgins, martyrs, or heroes.