LDS History Principles : Public Theory, Private Practice
Journal of Mormon History
Salt Lake City, UT
Mormon History Association
I have been tasked with briefly addressing two ostensibly related topics: the first is what official position, if any, the LDS Church has adopted regarding the writing of Church history, specifically scholarly Church history, including what kinds of history it sup ports or may support. The second deals with the practical issues of writing and publishing scholarly LDS Church history. It is thought that my past working associations with BYU Studies, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Signature Books, and now the Smith Pettit Foundation may qualify me to hazard some tentative observations regarding the experience of "riding herd" in the Mormon history community.