James B. Allen

JAMES B. ALLEN is Senior Research Fellow at the Joseph Fielding Smith In￾stitute for Church History, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, and author of Trials of Discipleship: The Story of William Clayton, a Mormon (Uni￾versity of Illinois Press, 1987).

Anti-Intellectualism in Mormon History: Thoughts on Anti-Intellectualism: A Response

Articles/Essays – Volume 1, No. 3

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The Significance of Joseph Smith’s “First Vision” in Mormon Thought

Articles/Essays – Volume 1, No. 3

Dialogue 1.3 (Fall 1966): 29–46
In this early article, Allen shows that the First Vision was not well known during Joseph Smith’s lifetime. It became well known after the Prophet’s death, which is when missionaries started to teach about it for the first time.

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The Twentieth Century: Challenge for Mormon Historians

Articles/Essays – Volume 7, No. 1

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James E. Talmage: A Personal History: The Talmage Story: Life of James E. Talmage by John R. Talmage

Articles/Essays – Volume 8, No. 1

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Harold B. Lee: An Appreciation, Both Historical and Personal

Articles/Essays – Volume 8, No. 3

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The Document Diggers and Their Discoveries: A Panel

Articles/Essays – Volume 19, No. 4

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On Becoming a Universal Church: Some Historical Perspectives

Articles/Essays – Volume 25, No. 1

Dialogue 25.2 (Summer 1992): 13–36
A historical analysis of the globalization of the Church. Under President David O McKay, the Church was able to reach out to more people beyond North America and Europe, which led to an increase in membership, temples and missionaries.

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Editing William Clayton and the Politics of Mormon History

Articles/Essays – Volume 30, No. 2

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