A Twenty-Fourth Century Mormon Parallel

Worlds Without End is very pleased to host the following guest contribution from historian and antiquarian bookseller Rick Grunder. Rick holds an M.A. in history from Brigham Young University. His 2300-page magnum opus Mormon Parallels: A Bibliographic Resource is available for $10 through … Continue reading

The Swords of Damocles, Laban, and the Lord

According to legend, the ancient Syracusan tyrant Dionysius II had a flatterer named Damocles. One day Damocles praised the king’s luxurious lifestyle. The king asked, “So, Damocles, since this life delights you, do you wish to taste it yourself and … Continue reading

Ezra Taft Benson chronology: Early battle against communism

Ezra Taft Benson Chronology (Part III): May 22, 1961 to October 7, 1963 (Apostle; post-Secretary of Agriculture; pre-2nd European Mission; early John Birch association) Overview After his service in the Eisenhower administration, Ezra Taft Benson became an avid anti-communist crusader, … Continue reading

This Forgotten Restoration Will Sound Amazingly Familiar—Except for the Female Prophets

The prophet drew opinions the way a sweaty horse draws flies. Some reverenced him as God’s sainted mouthpiece, while others called him heretic, madman, and scoundrel. Critics charged that he added to the scriptures, taught a heretical notion of the … Continue reading

The Polygamy Revelations of Joseph Smith

The recent gospel topics essays by the church on plural marriage provide an unprecedented, frank look at a number of aspects of plural marriage previously not included in church discourse. With an announcement in the Church News, a letter to … Continue reading