LAWRENCE FOSTER is a professor of American history at Georgia Tech in Atlanta and author of Religion and Sexuality, which won the Mormon History Association's "Best Book Award." His second book, Women, Family, and Utopia, discusses Mormon women's reactions to plural marriage and explores the changing role of Mormon women.
Why the Prophet is a Puzzle: The Challenges of Using Psychological Perspectives to Understand the Character and Motivation of Joseph Smith, Jr.
Articles/Essays – Volume 53, No. 2
A Little-Known Defense of Polygamy from the Mormon Press in 1842
Articles/Essays – Volume 9, No. 4
An Ordered Love: Sex Roles and Sexuality in Victorian Utopiasâ€”the Shakers, the Mormons, and the Oneida Community
Articles/Essays – Volume 14, No. 4
A Personal Odyssey: My Encounter with Mormon History
Articles/Essays – Volume 16, No. 3
Career Apostates: Reflections on the Works of Jerald and Sandra Tanner
Articles/Essays – Volume 17, No. 2
The Psychology of Religious Genius: Joseph Smith and the Origins of New Religious Movements
Articles/Essays – Volume 26, No. 4
New Paradigms for Understanding Mormonism and Mormon History
Articles/Essays – Volume 29, No. 3
Sex and Prophetic Power: A Comparison of John Humphrey Noyes with Joseph Smith, Jr.
Articles/Essays – Volume 31, No. 4
Plural Marriage, Singular Lives: In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith by Todd Compton
Articles/Essays – Volume 33, No. 1
The Psychology of Prophetic Charisma
Articles/Essays – Volume 36, No. 4