It was a productive summer for JI bloggers in 2008.
Enjoy these gems, remembering that there were many more great posts than these.
Be sure not to miss Posts You Might Have Missed January-February 2008 and March-May 2008.
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Cognitive Dissonance and Scholarly Pursuits
Summary of the 30th Anniversary Priesthood Commemoration June 8, 2008, held in the Salt Lake Tabernacle
Brigham Young and Mormon Glossalalia
BYU Religion Made Me P*ke (With an astounding 290 comments)
The First Methodist Sermon…In The Mormon Temple: Religious Activity in Post-Mormon Nauvoo
Africa, Anxiety for Ancestors, and Mormon Work For The Dead: Considerations after Jenkins’ Tanner Lecture
Review: Deseret Sunday School Songs, a hymnal (If you didn’t think you could learn much about Mormon culture from a hymnal…think again!)
The Mormon Justification for the Second Boer War
Mormons and the Closing of the American Frontier
How Wide The Divide? Historicity and the Priesthood Ban
Mormon Perceptions of Asian Race (1880-1930): Part 1, Chinese
Mormon Perceptions of Asian Race (1880-1930): Part 2, Japanese and Conclusion
Adjusting the Chemistry of the Gold Plates
On Numbers, or Women Speak Too Often in General Conference
It Does Not Die? The Mountain Meadows Massacre
In Defense of the Pew Survey: A Recap
Theosophies and Mormonism, Parts 1 and 2
“Other Temples”, Mormonism in Asia, and Korean Saints: My First Trip To Asia
What an Excellent Day for an Exorcism, Part 1
Parley P. Pratt: Writing and the History of Reading
Missionaries and Smallpox, 1900
The University of the City of Nauvoo
Franklin and Emerson’s use of Religious Rhetoric
What is Our Obligation? The 2008 Bushman Seminar.
Notes on the 2008 Bushman Seminar, Part 1 and Part 2
Remembering 7/24 and 9/11 in Mormon History: A Photo Essay
And This Time There Will Be No Angel
From the Trenches: Religion as a Category of Analysis
Dating the Melchizedek Priesthood Restoration
The Current State of the Mormon Culture Region
The Future of Mormon History
To Declare One’s Allegiance When Writing Biography
What do We Do With the Revisionist Emma Smith?
Discussion on Mountain Meadows Featuring Faragher, Barlow, Fixico, and Bagley