Tuesday, 11 February 2014

The second volume of The Persistence of Polygamy is available!

The Persistence of Polygamy: From Joseph Smith's Martyrdom to the First Manifesto, 1844–1890

Edited by Newell G. Bringhurst and Craig L. Foster

In a much anticipated sequel to their first volume, Bringhurst and Foster have assembled an incredible team of contributors to explore the diverse expressions and implications of Mormon polygamy in the later 19th century. Original articles include:

•For “Time and All Eternity”: The Complex Brigham Young Polygamous Household by Jeffery Ogden Johnson 
Brigham Young: Ambivalent Polygamist by George D. Smith 

Brigham Young, African Americans, and Plural Marriage: Schism and the Beginnings of Black Priesthood and Temple Denial by Connell O’ Donovan

Where Have All of Brigham Young’s Wives Gone?: Latter-day Saint Ambivalence over Its Polygamous Past by Newell G. Bringhurst

The Wives of the Prophets: The Plural Wives of Brigham Young to Heber J. Grant by Craig L. Foster

Marriage and Family Relationships among the Strangites, 1844–1856 by Vickie Cleverley Speek

“Nearly All of the Factions”: The Polygamous Passages of William Smith, Lyman Wight, and Alpheus Cutler by Christopher Blythe

LDS Joseph vs. RLDS Joseph: The Battle to Control the Public Memory of Joseph Smith by Don Bradley and Brian C. Hales

Nineteenth-Century Polygamists Who Became RLDS by Lewis M. Weigand

Polygamy and Women’s Rights: Nineteenth-Century Mormon Female Activism by Andrea G. Radke-Moss

Prisoners for “The Principle”: The Incarceration of Mormon Plural Wives, 1882–1890 by Lorie Winder Stromberg

The RLDS Church’s Directive on Baptism of Saora Tribal Polygamists: Canonizing Administrative Policy, 1967–1972 by Richard P. Howard 

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List Price: $39.95
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) 
Hardcover
372 pages
John Whitmer Books
ISBN-13: 978-1-934901-14-4
ISBN-10: 1-934901-14-8

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Herstories is now available!

Herstories: Ten Autobiographical Narratives of RLDS Women

Edited by Danny L. Jorgensen and Joni Wilson


Ten RLDS women in their own words. The contributions of women to the history of the Latter Day Saint movement have too often been minimized and their voices have frequently gone unheard. This collection begins to address this omission by publishing the autobiographical narratives — the herstories — of ten women who were members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (now Community of Christ). In telling their own stories in their own words, these women give us a more complete and a more compelling vision of RLDS history.

Includes the autobiographies of:
• Emma Locine Whiting Anderson
• Elsie Florence Andes Doig Townsend
• Beatrice Noel Deaver Darling
• Dorothy Jane Pinkerton Yasaitis
• Dorothy Harriet Elkins Wixom
• Enid Irene Stubbart DeBarthe
• Jessie Marie Carter Gamet
• Louise Minor Murdock
• Berta Bennett Ruoff Nogel
• Margaret Louise Canham

“The lives of the ten women represented in this volume may be little known, but they are historically important. Each represents a different view into the larger landscape of women’s lives as shaped by their belief in the gospel of Jesus Christ and, in particular, the Reorganization.”
—Linda King Newell, co-author of Mormon Enigma
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List Price: $24.95
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) 
Paperback
346 pages
John Whitmer Books
ISBN-13: 978-1934901335 
ISBN-10: 1934901334 

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Restoration Studies Vol. XIV now available!

Restoration Studies, Vol. XIV
Edited by Peter A. Judd

The fifth volume of Restoration Studies to be published annually by the John Whitmer Historical Association under a special arrangement with Community of Christ. Subtitled “Theology and Culture in Community of Christ and the Latter Day Saint Movement,” it contains an assortment of articles covering a wide spectrum of topics. Some were written by seasoned scholars; others by students and less experienced writers. Some of the articles are historical in that they deal with happenings and people of the early Latter Day Saint period; others draw their focus from the more recent past and from current events.

Included are the following articles:


• Community of Christ and Churches of Christ: Extraordinary Distinctions, Extraordinary Parallels by Douglas A. Foster


• The Gathering Storm, Part 1, 1954 to 1966: An Insider’s View of the Transition from Sect to Denomination within the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by Richard B. Lancaster

• The Gathering Storm, Part 2, 1966 to 1970: An Insider’s View of the Transition from Sect to Denomination within the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by Donald D. Landon

• Demystifying Masculinity by Issac Bennet Joshua

• Prophetic Letters from Jail: A Restoration Theology of Liberation by Seth L. Bryant and Elray Gene Henriksen

• From a Theological to a Psychological/Neuropsychological Understanding of Evil by Ellen M. Frye

• George and Blanche Mesley—A Royal Couple by Geoffrey R. Henshaw


• Ethical Contingency in the New Testament by Anthony J. Chvala-Smith 

• From “System of Beliefs” to “Way of Life”: Fifty Years of Transformation in Community of Christ by Steven L. Shields

• Will a Strategy of Signal Communities Redeem the World? by Andrew Bolton

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List Price: $24.95
7" x 10" (17.78 x 25.4 cm) 
Paperback
178 pages
John Whitmer Books
ISBN-13: 978-1934901847 
ISBN-10: 1934901849 

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Monday, 23 September 2013

New Website!

Welcome to the new website of John Whitmer Books.  Discover and order from our complete catalog, keep up-to-date about new releases, and hear news about forthcoming titles.