Jana Riess

JANA RIESS is a senior columnist for Religion News Service and the author or co-author of many books, including The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church and Mormonism and American Politics. She has a PhD in American religious history from Columbia University and is the president-elect of the Mormon Social Science Association.

A Question of Authority

Articles/Essays – Volume 56, No. 3

I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on September 25, 1993, almost immediately after Lavina Fielding Anderson was forced out of it.[1] Her stake disciplinary council had convened on September…

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E. Marshall Brooks, Disenchanted Lives: Apostasy and Ex-Mormonism among the Latter-day Saints

Articles/Essays – Volume 53, No. 4

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The Word of Wisdom in Contemporary American Mormonism: Perceptions and Practice

Articles/Essays – Volume 51, No. 1

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“Infected With Doubt”: An Empirical Overview of Belief and Non-Belief in Contemporary American Mormonism

Articles/Essays – Volume 50, No. 3

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The Woman of Worth: Impressions of Proverbs 31:10-31

Articles/Essays – Volume 30, No. 1

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A Test Case for Heresy and Gender Discourse: The Viper on the Hearth: Mormons, Myths, and the Construction of Heresy

Articles/Essays – Volume 32, No. 1

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Book of Mormon Stories: Digging in Cumorah: Reclaiming Book of Mormon Narratives

Articles/Essays – Volume 35, No. 3

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