From The Archives: Posts You Might Have Missed, Part 1

By October 21, 2008

Incredibly, the Juvenile Instructor is approaching it’s 1st year anniversary.  We went live on October 26, 2007.  We hope to have a little historical write up nearer that time about how all this got going.  In the mean time, I wanted to put up some posts you might have missed since our beginning.  There are too many good ones to put them all up, but here’s a sampling from our first months:

 Madness, Civilization, and Mormonism; or “Are Mormons Monomaniacs?”

The Sacred Literature Conundrum: Situating the Book of Mormon in the Academy

Multiple Brighams: Brigham Young in Mormon Memory

Mormons in the West: Life in the Donut Hole

Mormon Folklore, Part 1

Mormon Folklore, Part 2

From The Archives: Joseph Smith or the Sword?

On Methodist Weddings, Holy Envy, and Mormon Self Identity

Disgusted With Darwin, But Bacon’s Ok–Mostly

A Possible Fallout of the New Mormon History?

The Place of Sacrament Altars in Mormon Worship Space

The First Vision and Methodist Conversion Narratives

From the Archives: Brownite Revelations from the Spirit of Joseph Smith

The Haun’s Mill Massacre in Mormon Memory

Oh, I could go on!  But this will give new readers a sampling of posts that came out from our beginning through December of 2007.  More to come…

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  1. Fun trip down memory lane, Jared; thanks.

    Comment by Ben — October 21, 2008 @ 10:57 am

  2. It’s a great list. Perusing quickly, I found David’s “Mormons in the West: Life in the Donut Hole” very useful and I get a kick out of Stan’s report in “Disgusted With Darwin, But Bacon?s Ok?Mostly” that Joseph Fielding Smith wrote “Booh!” in the margins of his copy of Darwin?s Descent of Man.

    Comment by Edje — October 21, 2008 @ 11:49 am

  3. It’s been a great year; keep up the excellent work!

    Comment by J. Stapley — October 21, 2008 @ 12:32 pm

  4. Thanks for putting this together, Jared. Edje, I’m glad the post has been useful to you. J., you’ve made a lot of this possible.

    Comment by David G. — October 21, 2008 @ 12:39 pm

  5. Thanks for putting this together, Jared. In some ways its hard to believe that the JI has been around for a year. In other ways, it feels like the blog has consumed my life for the last 4 or 5 years.

    David, I just went back and read the comments from my post “On Methodist Weddings, Holy Envy, and Mormon Self Identity.” You and I carried on a rather pointless conversation comparing Dallas and Houston basketball arena architecture that gave me a good laugh.

    Also, Jeff Cannon’s post “The Place of Sacrament Altars in Mormon Worship Space,” is IMO, one of the finest posts the JI has ever produced.

    Comment by Christopher — October 21, 2008 @ 3:03 pm

  6. Good job rookies!

    Comment by Steve Evans — October 21, 2008 @ 3:17 pm

  7. For Gentiles still fairly new to Mormon history, blogs like yours are a godsend (perhaps literally…).

    Comment by John Turner — October 21, 2008 @ 9:08 pm

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