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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Nineteenth-Century Mormon Architecture and City Planning”


Nineteenth-Century Mormon Architecture and City Planning. By C. Mark Hamilton. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995). X-vii + 203 pp. $65. This is a very poor work. C. Mark Hamilton, a professor of architectural history at Brigham Young University at … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization”


Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization. By Stephen Cave. New York: Crown, 2012. How might we live forever? Become a vampire? Download your memory into a supercomputer and become a silicon-based life form? Enter the … Continue reading

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African Americans and Mormonism, Mitt Romney, and the 2012 Presidential Election,


In the 2012 presidential contest between the Democratic incumbent Barak Obama and the Republican challenger Mitt Romney, religion has risen to the foreground in many areas of the campaign. Mitt Romney’s lifetime commitment to the Church of Jesus Christ of … Continue reading

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Joseph Smith Jr., Mormonism, and Baptism for the Dead


With all of the discussion of late of Mitt Romney’s Mormonism and the revelation that his church had performed for Anne Frank and others postuous baptisms in Mormonism, I thought it appropriate to comment on its origins. This┬árite is practiced … Continue reading

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Mormon Nauvoo in the Context of Post-Colonial Studies


To an extent underappreciated by historians,┬áthe Mormon experience in Nauvoo between 1839 and 1846 represents an expression of colonialism and its antithesis. The field of post-colonial studies has been gaining prominence since the 1970s. While historians and others debate the … Continue reading

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