The JI Welcomes Steve Fleming

By May 25, 2009

After months of cajoling, Steve Fleming has finally agreed to join the Juvenile Instructor on a permanent basis. Here’s a short bio:

Stephen J. Fleming is a PhD. candidate at UC Santa Barbara in Religious Studies and a 2008 Bushman fellow. Steve received his B.A. in history from BYU and his M.A. from UC Stanislaus, also in history. He would like to write a dissertation on survivals of crypto-Catholicism and resistance to disenchantment from the Reformation to the Industrial Revolution. He has been published in Church History, Religion and American Culture, and Max Weber Studies, as well as various Mormon journals and he is currently revising his MA thesis, which treats Mormonism in the Delaware Valley (Philadelphia and surrounding regions) for publication.

Here are the links for Steve’s guest posts:

Join us in welcoming Steve.

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  1. Nice. Welcome aboard.

    Comment by J. Stapley — May 25, 2009 @ 3:35 pm

  2. Wonderful news. Welcome, Steve. You’ll be a wonderful addition to the blog.

    Comment by Christopher — May 25, 2009 @ 4:25 pm

  3. Very nice.

    Comment by smb — May 25, 2009 @ 8:04 pm

  4. Welcome, Welcome!

    Comment by Edje — May 25, 2009 @ 8:16 pm

  5. Welcome!

    Comment by Brett D. — May 26, 2009 @ 7:16 pm

  6. Excellent. Good to have you here.

    Comment by matt b — May 27, 2009 @ 2:11 am

  7. I’m a little late, but welcome nonetheless.

    Comment by Ryan T — May 27, 2009 @ 1:53 pm

  8. Welcome, Steve, it was good to talk with you this past week at MHA. David must have come through for us all 🙂

    Comment by Jared T. — May 27, 2009 @ 1:56 pm

  9. Welcome. I’ll look forward to your publication on the Delaware Valley. I just visited (last week) the site (now just a couple of parking lots) where one of my ancestors met the missionaries in 1856 after he saw a notice in the Daily Ledger which read like this: “Elder Samuel Harrison of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would preach at ten o’clock on Sunday at 7th and Callow Hill, and he would show that neither Protestant nor Catholic had the true gospel preached to them.”

    Comment by Researcher — May 27, 2009 @ 3:01 pm

  10. Thanks everyone, hope I can be of some use.

    Researcher, who was your ancestor and what information do you have on him?

    Comment by Steve Fleming — May 27, 2009 @ 3:47 pm

  11. Samuel Linton. From Ireland by way of Canada. His autobiography is brief, but you can find it here; click on the Jun 03 newsletter and it includes the account of his conversion in some detail. His family did not join the church and remained in Philadelphia.

    Comment by Researcher — May 27, 2009 @ 4:53 pm

  12. Thanks Researcher. I’ll definitely use this since conversion stories are one of the things I’m looking at.

    Comment by Steve Fleming — May 27, 2009 @ 8:51 pm


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