A diverse and plentiful array of material in this edition of Mormon Studies Weekly Roundup. Take a look at the following morsels:
The Joseph Smith Papers latest online offering: the surviving accounts of the King Follett sermon.
The LDS Church’s newest release at LDS.org: this week an article on DNA studies and the Book of Mormon.
Newsweek takes a look at the post-Mormon movement in a magazine article “When the Saints Go Marching Out.”
A fascinating piece in The Atlantic on the digital shift in Mormon missionary work.
A profile of Professor Jonathan Moore of Denison University and his ongoing course revolving around Mormonism and its “Holy Stones.”
An extensive list of forthcoming Mormon Studies books from Benchmark Books
Check out the search results for “Mormon” at the rapidly expanding British Newspaper Archive.
The Latter Day Church of Jesus Christ (Gillites) weighs in with its own statement on blacks and the priesthood.
Wisdom from the American Historical Association Blog: “Digital Historiography and the Archives”
A great civic service opportunity for the historically-minded in Utah: Judges urgently needed for Utah History Day, featuring the work and presentations of Utah students, 10-18.
A couple of CFPs for two intriguing approaching conferences:
- Society for U.S. Intellectual History 2014 Conference: The Materiality of Ideas
- Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture: The Bible in American Life
Two items that are timely in view of the big game today:
- A new release from Routledge: Jeffrey Scholes and Raphael Sassower, Religion and Sports in American Culture. See this introduction.
- Chris Beneke, author of the excellent “Beyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism,” asks “Is Religion Losing Ground to Sports?” at the Washington Post.