Givens, Terryl L., Neilson, Reid L.
The Columbia Sourcebook of Mormons in the United States
New York, NY
Columbia University Press
[2015 Mormon Historical Association Winner for Best Documentary Editing]
This anthology offers rare access to key original documents illuminating Mormon history, theology, and culture in the United States from the nineteenth century to today.
Brief introductions describe the theological significance of each text and its reflection of the practices, issues, and challenges that have defined and continue to define the Mormon community. These documents balance mainstream and peripheral thought and religious experience, institutional and personal perspective, and theoretical and practical interpretation, representing pivotal moments in LDS history and correcting decades of misinformation and stereotype.
The authors of these documents, male and female, not only celebrate but speak critically and question mainline LDS teachings on sexuality, politics, gender, race, polygamy, and other issues. Selections largely focus on the Salt Lake-based LDS tradition, with a section on the post-Joseph Smith splintering and its creation of a variety of similar yet different Mormon groups. The documents are arranged chronologically within specific categories to capture both the historical and doctrinal development of Mormonism in the United States.
"I Have Been Fanatically Religious" : Joseph White Musser, Father of the Fundamentalist Movement
"John the Revelator" : The Written Revelations of John Taylor
'All Is Well. . .' : The Story of 'the Hymn That Went around the World'
A Mormon Mother : An Autobiography of Annie Clark Tanner
All on Fire : An Interview with Sonia Johnson
An Address to All Believers in Christ. By a Witness to the Divine Authenticity of the Book of Mormon
Army of Israel : Mormon Battalion Narratives
Bones in the Well : The Haun's Mill Massacre, 1838, A Documentary History
Converted to Christ through the Book of Mormon
Encyclopedia of Mormonism : The History, Scripture, Doctrine, and Procedures of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
From Strangites to Reorganized Latter-day Saints : Transformations in Midwestern Mormonism, 1856-79
In Retrospect : Autobiography of Amy Brown Lyman
In Search of a Peculiar People : Are Mormon Families Really Different?
In Their Own Words : Women and the Story of Nauvoo
In the Lord's Due Time
Latter Day Saints
Letters from Exile : The Correspondence of Martha Hughes Cannon and Angus M. Cannon, 1886-1889
Manuscript History of Brigham Young, 1801-1844
Me and Mine : The Life Story of Helen Sekaquaptewa
Men with a Mission : The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the British Isles 1837-1841
Messages of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Mormon Sisters : Women in Early Utah
Scandinavia, the Church in
Scattering of the Saints : Schism within Mormonism
Service under Stress : Two Years as a Relief Society President
The Autobiography of Parley Parker Pratt
The City of the Saints and Across the Rocky Mountains to California
The King Follett Discourse : A Newly Amalgamated Text
The Mormon Experience : A History of the Latter-day Saints
The Truth About Mormonism
The Words of Joseph Smith : The Contemporary Accounts of the Nauvoo Discourses of the Prophet Joseph
To Be Native American and Mormon
Valborg : An Autobiography of Valborg Rasmussen Wheelwright
What the Church Means to People Like Me
Wilford Woodruff's Journals
Wilford Woodruff, Fourth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints : History of His Life and Labors As Recorded in His Daily Journals
Women and Authority : Re-emerging Mormon Feminism
Women's Voices : An Untold History of the Latter-day Saints, 1830-1900