Winter 2008

The Winter 2008 issue begins with Armand L. Mauss looking at declining church membership in Western Europe, as well as the hurdles the church must overcome in order to continue growing in that region of the world. Gary James Bergera follows this by providing an in-depth look at Ezra Taft Benson’s time and legacy as the United States Secretary of Agriculture from 1953-1961. Next up is Clyde D. Ford who elaborates on the connection between Biblical scholarship in the twentieth century, including the work of James E. Talmage, and the Modernist movement of the early twentieth century. Finally, Kevin L. Barney explores the nuances of the Mormon doctrine of Heavenly Mother while looking at scriptural evidence as well as evidence in modern scholarship to try to clarify some of the ambiguity regarding beliefs about Her regarding her story and worship practices. This is followed by several works of poetry, a heartwarming work of fiction about a young couple, and multiple reviews.

Contents

Front Cover – Adah with Paper Whites Art, Cover Art

Front Cover – Adah with Paper Whites

Lee Udall Bennion

Table of Contents Table of Contents Dialogue

Table of Contents

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Faithful Historian Responds Letters to the Editor Opinion

Faithful Historian Responds

Thomas G. Alexander

What Is a Revival? Letters to the Editor Opinion

What Is a Revival?

Dan Vogel

Seeking a “Second Harvest”: Controlling the Costs of LDS Membership in Europe Articles/Essays Intellectualism

Seeking a “Second Harvest”: Controlling the Costs of LDS Membership in Europe

Armand L. Mauss

“Weak-Kneed Republicans and Socialist Democrats”: Ezra Taft Benson as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture 1953-61 Articles/Essays Intellectualism

“Weak-Kneed Republicans and Socialist Democrats”: Ezra Taft Benson as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture 1953-61

Gary James Bergera

Modernism and Mormonism: James E. Talmage’s Jesus the Christ and Early Twentieth-Century Mormon Responses to Biblical Criticism Response, Articles/Essays Christ, Intellectualism

Modernism and Mormonism: James E. Talmage’s Jesus the Christ and Early Twentieth-Century Mormon Responses to Biblical Criticism

Clyde D. Ford

How to Worship Our Mother in Heaven (Without Getting Excommunicated) Classic Articles, Articles/Essays Intellectualism

How to Worship Our Mother in Heaven (Without Getting Excommunicated)

Kevin L. Barney

From Great Heights Fiction Architecture

From Great Heights

Ryan Shoemaker

Salt Lake City Cemetary: Jewish Section Poetry Poetry

Salt Lake City Cemetary: Jewish Section

Mallamo, P. D.

Pierce the Veil Poetry Poetry

Pierce the Veil

Cathy Gileadi Wilson

One Tree Redux Poetry Poetry

One Tree Redux

Mary Lythogoe Bradford

A Spiritual Awakening Amid a Hippie Faith : Coke Newell, On the Road to Heaven Reviews Literature

A Spiritual Awakening Amid a Hippie Faith : Coke Newell, On the Road to Heaven

Neylan McBlaine

Revelations from a Silent Angel Personal Voices History

Revelations from a Silent Angel

Howard McOmber

A Most Amazing Gift Personal Voices History

A Most Amazing Gift

Amy McOmber

Tribute to Levi S. Peterson Personal Voices History

Tribute to Levi S. Peterson

Molly McLellan Bennion

Contributors Contributors Dialogue

Contributors

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About the Artist Art Art

About the Artist

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Back Cover – Angel with Dog Cover, Art Art

Back Cover – Angel with Dog

Lee Udall Bennion