Book Notice: I Will Lead You Along: The Life of Henry B. Eyring

A biography of Henry B. Eyring has just been published at a whopping 560 pages. The description from the Deseret Book website reads:

Henry Bennion Eyring was born on May 31, 1933, in Princeton, New Jersey, bearing the first name of his father, who was fast building a reputation as a brilliant scientist, and the family name of his mother, who didn’t care for the name “Henry” and insisted that he be called Hal.

In 1970, Hal received an impression to make a daily record of his activities. Years of journals form the backbone of this personal biography, a candid look at his walk through life with his beloved companion, Kathy. “The journal shows how a good-but-imperfect man works each day to win divine approval,” write the authors, and this window into his past provides unforgettable insights about the man the Lord has shaped him to become. Continue reading

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2014 JWHA Call for Papers!

Mark Your Calendars!

42nd Annual Meeting: Lamoni, Iowa—September 25–28, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS—Sacred Places and Zionic Communities: The Ideals and Realities of the Restoration

 ZION, GATHERING, SIGNAL COMMUNITIES, REFUGE, NEW JERUSALEM, CONSECRATION, UNITED ORDER … all have been used to describe the communalist thought that underpins the ideals of many of the Latter Day Saint denominations. Joseph Smith’s history with communalism is mixed. After his death, several leaders attempted to reinstitute communalism in various forms. In the Midwest, Strang gathered his followers at Voree and then Beaver Island. In Iowa, Charles B. Thompson gathered his followers to Preparation. Although not yet practicing consecration, Alpheus Cutler’s followers gathered at Manti, Iowa, then moved to Minnesota, finally to Independence, Missouri—where many of the members lived the law of consecration. Continue reading

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Joseph Smith Captured

Here’s news of a fascinating historical legal reenactment involving Joseph Smith. Continue reading

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Historical Conference-The Museum of Mormon History in Mexico (Provo Branch), August 31 10am-3pm

From Fernando Gomez:

The Museum of Mormon Mexican History now celebrating its second year in Provo, Ut. invites you to a Historical Conference on August 31, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1501 North Canyon Rd. Provo, UT. Continue reading

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Mormon History Association 2014 in San Antonio, TX Call For Papers-Deadline October 1, 2013

The Immigration of Cosmopolitan Thought

The 49th annual conference of the Mormon History Association will be held in San Antonio, Texas, on June 5-8, 2014 at the Crown Plaza Riverwalk Hotel.  Our theme emphasizes the interplay between Mormonism and broad national and international currents and forces.  San Antonio, a cosmopolitan, historically Catholic borderlands city with a vibrant but contested multicultural history and a relatively small but expanding Mormon presence, is a good place to explore the immigration and impact of cosmopolitan viewpoints and ideas.   We encourage papers that connect all branches of the Restoration to diverse theoretical, intellectual and cultural perspectives, as well as papers that examine the interplay between Mormonism and other religions.  Continue reading

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Benchmark Books Evening with an Author: Phil Barlow, 5/29/2013

From Benchmark Books. See their website for more information.  Continue reading

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The 13th Annual UVU Mormon Studies Conference–The Expanded Canon: Perspectives on Mormonism & Sacred Texts April 4-5, 2013

From Brian Birch–See here.

The Expanded Canon
Perspectives on Mormonism & Sacred Texts

April 4-5, 2013
UVU Library Lecture Hall (LI120)   Continue reading

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