Spring 2021

The Spring 2021 Issue startles the viewer with it’s powerful cover by Marlena Marie Wilding that Darron T. Smith then unpacks with his Art Note: The Mask We Must Wear in a Racist Society: Reflections of Black Suffering in the LDS Church Through Art. The Issue then beings with Alexandria Griffin’s Queer Mormon Histories and the Politics of a Usable Past and is followed by M. David Huston’s The Theological Trajectory of “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.” And if this isn’t enough, there’s an incredible Roundtable on White Supremacy in Mormonism and so many fascinating reviews and beautiful poetry. You won’t want to miss it!

Contents

Queer Mormon Histories and the Politics of a Usable Past Articles/Essays LGBT Issues

Queer Mormon Histories and the Politics of a Usable Past

Alexandria Griffin

The Theological Trajectory of “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” Articles/Essays LGBT Issues

The Theological Trajectory of “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”

M. David Huston

Variety of Perceptions of God Among Latter-day Saints Articles/Essays LGBT Issues

Variety of Perceptions of God Among Latter-day Saints

Taylor Kerby

Assuming Power Personal Voices

Assuming Power

Linda Hoffman Kimball

Called Not to Serve Personal Voices

Called Not to Serve

Neal David Silvester

Excommunication and Finding Wholeness Personal Voices

Excommunication and Finding Wholeness

John Gustav-Wrathall

The Complementarity Principle Personal Voices

The Complementarity Principle

Lisa Poulson

Finding Rebecca: A Eulogy Personal Voices

Finding Rebecca: A Eulogy

Marie Blanchard

Until You Come Poetry

Until You Come

J.S. Absher

Praying on Gravel Poetry

Praying on Gravel

J.S. Absher

Grasshoppers in the Jar of the World Poetry

Grasshoppers in the Jar of the World

J.S. Absher

Matriarchal Blessing Poetry

Matriarchal Blessing

Kyle Bond

Parousia Poetry

Parousia

A. I. Christensen

Confession Fiction

Confession

Sylvette Wolfe

Excerpt from Eleusis: The Long and Winding Road,  Translated and introduced by James Goldberg. Fiction

Excerpt from Eleusis: The Long and Winding Road, Translated and introduced by James Goldberg.

R. de la Lanza

The Mask We Must Wear in a Racist Society:  Reflections of Black Suffering in the LDS Church Through Art Art

The Mask We Must Wear in a Racist Society: Reflections of Black Suffering in the LDS Church Through Art

Darron T. Smith

Mormonism and White Supremacy As an Explanation of Mormonism and White Supremacys Reviews, Roundtable

Mormonism and White Supremacy As an Explanation of Mormonism and White Supremacys

James C. Jones

Mormonism and White Supremacy As Cultural Critique Reviews, Roundtable

Mormonism and White Supremacy As Cultural Critique

W. Paul Reeve

Mormonism and White Supremacy As White Mormon Scholarship Roundtable, Reviews

Mormonism and White Supremacy As White Mormon Scholarship

LaShawn C. Williams

Review: R. A. Christmas, Leaves of Sass Reviews Poetry

Review: R. A. Christmas, Leaves of Sass

Eric W Jepson

Review: Colin B. Douglas, Into the Sun: Poems Revised, Rearranged, and New Reviews Poetry

Review: Colin B. Douglas, Into the Sun: Poems Revised, Rearranged, and New

Eric W Jepson

Review: Jan G. Otterstrom F., Move On Reviews Poetry

Review: Jan G. Otterstrom F., Move On

Eric W Jepson

Review: Kate Piersanti, Life in Poetry Reviews Poetry

Review: Kate Piersanti, Life in Poetry

Eric W Jepson

Review: Michael Lavers, After Earth Reviews Poetry

Review: Michael Lavers, After Earth

Eric W Jepson

Review: Sunni Brown Wilkinson, The Marriage of the Moon and the Field Reviews Poetry

Review: Sunni Brown Wilkinson, The Marriage of the Moon and the Field

Eric W Jepson

Review: Dayna Patterson, Titania in Yellow Reviews Poetry

Review: Dayna Patterson, Titania in Yellow

Eric W Jepson

Review: Dayna Patterson, If Mother Braids a Waterfall Reviews Poetry

Review: Dayna Patterson, If Mother Braids a Waterfall

Eric W Jepson

The Pearl’s Price Terryl Givens with Brian M. Hauglid, The Pearl of Greatest Price: Mormonism’s Most Controversial Scripture Reviews

The Pearl’s Price Terryl Givens with Brian M. Hauglid, The Pearl of Greatest Price: Mormonism’s Most Controversial Scripture

Jenny Webb

Politicking with the Saints: On Reading Benjamin Park’s Kingdom of Nauvoo Benjamin E. Park, Kingdom of Nauvoo: The Rise and Fall of a Religious Empire on the American Frontier Reviews

Politicking with the Saints: On Reading Benjamin Park’s Kingdom of Nauvoo Benjamin E. Park, Kingdom of Nauvoo: The Rise and Fall of a Religious Empire on the American Frontier

S. Spencer Wells

God and Politics  Matthew L. Harris, ed., Thunder from the Right: Ezra Taft Benson in Mormonism and Politics Reviews

God and Politics Matthew L. Harris, ed., Thunder from the Right: Ezra Taft Benson in Mormonism and Politics

Amanda Hendrix-Komoto

I Was a Stranger . . . From the Pulpit

I Was a Stranger . . .

Keith Norman