Mitt Romney and the White Horse Prophecy

Recently, I invited three LDS missionaries to speak to my American Presidency students. Considering the possible “Mormon moment” that might arise from a Romney campaign win, I thought it made sense to hear the church’s perspective. The three young men, who took time from their personal day to make the visit, were polite and gracious,Continue reading “Mitt Romney and the White Horse Prophecy”

The Road Not Taken

I’m comfortable identifying myself as a Jacksonian historian, even a Jacksonian political historian. But there are times when I think about the other fields of history I considered pursuing.* The first field would have been religious history. Two research areas in particular interested me. One is the history of the LDS Church, or Mormonism, asContinue reading “The Road Not Taken”

Definitive Edition of Joseph Smith Papers?

If I were looking for a published edition of Joseph Smith’s papers, which edition should I choose? Any assistance that readers could give me would be greatly appreciated. Some background: Last weekend, I was looking to identify published editions of the Joseph Smith papers for library acquisition and discovered that there is an older editionContinue reading “Definitive Edition of Joseph Smith Papers?”