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Journal of Mormon History - Volume 37, No. 3 (Summer 2011) (2011)

by Mormon History Association, Martha Taysom (Editor)

Other authors: Gary James Bergera (Contributor), R. Douglas Brackenridge (Contributor), Samuel M. Brown (Contributor), Sherman L. Fleek (Contributor), Michael W. Homer (Contributor)3 more, Dave Johnson (Contributor), William P. MacKinnon (Contributor), Jonathan A. Stapley (Contributor)

Series: Journal of Mormon History (37.3)

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Sam Brown's article on adoption theology was a little too thick for me, but Stapley's history of adoptive sealings was very engaging. A nice addition to Stapley's other articles on the history of Mormon priesthood ordinances.

Bergera's article on the transgressions and disciplining of Albert Carrington was riveting. The writing was careful and respectful in handling a very sensitive issue. I'm excited to read the upcoming articles in this series.

Brackenridge's article on Mormon/Presbyterian relations was fun in telling about accusations on both sides, but it was interesting how the next generation had had enough and just wanted to cooperate for the good of the community.

Fleek's article on the politics after the U.S.-Mexican War said more about American history than Mormon history. The Mormon Battalion only appeared as a well-placed pawn in establishing the correct order of authority in governing California. Elsewhere Fleek has done a lot to clear up the mythologized history of the Battalion, and this article shows its greatest impact was a footnote in the more colorful history of western America. ( )
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Although early Mormonism has been the subject of scholarly scrutiny for almost two centuries, important elements of the early Mormon worldview remain relatively unknown.
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Table of Contents:

Mormonism’s Adoption Theology: An Introductory Statement / Samuel M. Brown and Jonathan A. Stapley
Early Mormon Adoption Theology and the Mechanics of Salvation / Samuel M. Brown
Adoptive Sealing Ritual in Mormonism / Jonathan A. Stapley
Transgression in the LDS Community: The Cases of Albert Carrington, Richard R. Lyman, and Joseph F. Smith, Part 1 / Gary James Bergera
Hostile Mormons and Persecuted Presbyterians in Utah, 1870–1900: A Reappraisal / R. Douglas Brackenridge
The Kearny/Stockton/Frémont Feud: The Mormon Battalion’s Most Significant Contribution in California / Sherman L. Fleek

REVIEWS
John Gary Maxwell, Gettysburg to Great Salt Lake: George R. Maxwell, Civil War Hero and Federal Marshal among the Mormons / William P. MacKinnon
W. Jeffrey Marsh with Jennifer Johnson and Celeste Pittman, Eyewitness History of the Church. Volume 1: The Restoration; Jennifer Johnson, Claire Koltko, Celeste Pittman, and Rachel Cope, comps., Eyewitness History of the Church. iv Volume 2: Sacrifice Brings Forth the Blessings of Heaven; and Claire Koltko, Natalie Ross, Brittany McEwens, and Jennifer Johnson, comps., Eyewitness History of the Church. Vol. 3: Journey to Zion’s Hill / Dave Johnson
Matthew B. Brown, Exploring the Connection between Mormons and Masons / Michael W. Homer

BOOK NOTICES
Hyrum Utah Stake History Committee. Hyrum Stake of Zion: The First One Hundred Years, April 28, 1901– December 8, 2002
Gale Sears, The Silence of God
Paul Cardall, Before My Heart Stops: A Memoir
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