Mark L. Grover

MARK L. GROVER served his mission in Brazil, received his Ph.D. in Latin American and African history from Indiana University, and is presently the Latin American Studies librarian at Brigham Young University. He is finishing a book on the history of the Church in South America during the 1960s. He pre￾sented versions of this article at the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, International Forum Series, March 19, 2003, and, on May 20, 2004, as part of "From the Podium: The KBYU-FM Lecture Series."

Religious Accommodation in the Land of Racial Democracy

Articles/Essays – Volume 17, No. 3

Dialogue 17.3 (Fall 1984): 23–34
Brazil, with a high concentration of African heritage, was a difficult place for the Church (because of the Church’s racial policy) to make headway among native members. Due to the high risk of Brazilians potentially having African ancestry, the Church came to the point where they eventually discouraged missionaries in Brazil from baptizing anyone who is known to have African ancestry.

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The Mormon Priesthood Revelation and the Sao Paulo, Brazil Temple

Articles/Essays – Volume 23, No. 1

Dialogue 23.1 (Spring 1990): 39–55
Few Brazilian members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-daySaints will forget 1978, the year when two events significantly changed the Church in this South American country.

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Relief Society and Church Welfare: The Brazilian Experience

Articles/Essays – Volume 27, No. 4

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The Maturing of the Oak: The Dynamics of Latter-day Saint Growth in Latin America

Articles/Essays – Volume 38, No. 2

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