Too Much Monkey Business: Reconstructing Joseph Smith’s Polygamy for the Unsettled Latter-day Saint

Title: Joseph Smith’s Polygamy: Toward a Better Understanding Authors: Brian C. Hales and Laura H. Hales Publisher: Greg Kofford Books Genre: Religion Year Published: 2015 Number of Pages: 204 Binding: Paperback ISBN13: 978-1-58958-723-6 Price $19.95 Reviewed by: Cheryl L. Bruno … Continue reading

Miller Eccles Study Group – Texas Edition: The Mundane and the Sublime in Mormon Art

[A]ll good things…come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy. – Norman Maclean[1] This last Sunday, the teacher in Elders Quorum relayed some experiences he’d had building temples for the Church. He explained that … Continue reading

Adjusting the Narrative–Part 2c: Jacob’s Priestly Re-Examination of the Lamanite Curse

Adjusting the Narrative is a series exploring close reading of scriptural texts traditionally related to and used as justification of LDS notions of curses on those with dark skin.  In Part 2a, I analyzed the Book of Mormon’s presentation of … Continue reading