Mormon Studies Weekly Roundup

By November 2, 2014

MSWRLinks to the latest Mormon Studies news from around the internet:

Mormons and Politics are in the news again. Only this time, in book form. David Campbell, John Green, and Quinn Monson’s new book from Cambridge University Press, Seeking the Promised Land: Mormons and American Politics was reviewed in the Deseret News. Interested in more? Jana Riess posted a Q&A with Campbell and Monson over at Flunking Sainthood; Doug Fabrizio also hosted the co-authors on his Radio West program on Thursday.

You’ve likely heard that BYU Religious Education has revamped its curriculum, and the bloggernacle has weighed in from all angles. See here, here, here, here, and here for a sampling.

Also out of BYU, a couple of big announcements from the Maxwell Institute: The online edition of Royal Skousen’s Book of Mormon Critical Text Project has launched, and a new digital subscription option to all three journals published by the MI (Mormon Studies Review, Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, and Studies in the Bible and Antiquity) is now being offered (for only $10!).

Several archives in Utah and Arizona have teamed up to create the Highway 89 Digital Collections Project, “an online aggregator and exhibition that brings together the stories of US 89, as it travels through the state of Utah.” Their aim “is to aggregate existing images, texts, and oral histories related to US 89 while simultaneously identifying and digitizing additional relevant collections.” Read more at Researching the Utah State Archives

Finally, one final reminder that the submission deadline for the 2015 Faith & Knowledge Conference is approaching (THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7!) Get your submissions in ASAP!

Article filed under Announcements and Events Current Events Digital Humanities Mormon Studies Weekly Roundup


Comments

  1. Thanks, Christopher! Very nicely done.

    Comment by J Stuart — November 2, 2014 @ 12:52 pm

  2. Thanks, Christopher. PS For those who are interested, Terryl Givens will be at http://www.newstalk890.com from 9-10 Mtn Time tomorrow for an interview about Wrestling the Angel.

    Comment by Terry H — November 2, 2014 @ 9:20 pm

  3. Forgot to mention that I always enjoy Christopher Roundup. It helps me keep from missing what’s important.

    Comment by Terry H — November 2, 2014 @ 9:20 pm


Series

Recent Comments

LisaT on History of LDS Youth: “Great work! Hey, I'm doing a project where some of this might be helpful...”


Jason K. on Review: Bergera, ed., CONFESSIONS: “Thanks for this great review. Three cheers for Mormon liberal Protestants!”


Kevin Barney on Review: Bergera, ed., CONFESSIONS: “Thanks for this excellent review, Matt.”


Wally on Review: Bergera, ed., CONFESSIONS: “Thanks, Matt. Interesting view into the life and diaries of a fascinating man who was probably thirty years before his time.”


J Stuart on Review: Bergera, ed., CONFESSIONS: “Thanks for this, Matt. From the first time I've read *Adventures of a Church Historian* I've wondered how Arrington could be so oblivious to church…”


Jeff T on Review: Bergera, ed., CONFESSIONS: “I love the nuance of Arrington, here, and the diaries seem like a great way to understand Mormonism forty years ago. Thanks, Matt!”

Topics


juvenileinstructor.org