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The Mormon Experience in Perspective: A New Series from the U of U Press

By: admin - December 16, 2013

From the University of Utah Press:

University of Utah Press would like to announce a new series:

 The Mormon Experience in Perspective

The University of Utah Press is pleased to announce a new series in Mormon studies edited by Robert A. Goldberg and W. Paul Reeve. This series situates Mormonism—its culture, institutions, and people—in a broad perspective that reflects the views of religious studies, history, literature, theology, politics, and other disciplines. Titles published in this series will facilitate and enhance the scholarly exploration of the Mormon experience in ways that enrich our understanding of the role religion plays in shaping the human condition.

Robert A. Goldberg, as the director of the Tanner Humanities Center, organized and led the Mormon Studies initiative at the University of Utah, where he is also a professor of history. He is the author of Enemies Within: The Culture of Conspiracy in Modern America; Back to the Soil: The Jewish Farmers of Clarion, Utah, and Their World (University of Utah Press, 2011); Barry Goldwater; and other books. His courses at the University of Utah include one in American Social Movements.

W. Paul Reeve’s current book project, Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness, is under contract at Oxford University Press. He is the author of Making Space on the Western Frontier: Mormons, Miners, and Southern Paiutes and coeditor of Mormonism: A Historical Encyclopedia. He teaches courses on Utah history, Mormon history, and the history of the U.S. West at University of Utah.

The University of Utah has been a center for scholarship in Mormon culture, religion, and history since its founding as the University of Deseret in 1850. The University of Utah Press has been contributing to this work by disseminating relevant scholarship for more than sixty years. Manuscript monographs in The Mormon Experience in Perspective series are eligible for competition inthe Press’s Juanita Brooks

Prize in Mormon Studies, a $10,000 biennial book publication prize.

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4 Comments

  1. It’s great to hear there are scholarships like this. The University of Utah has really been a leading institution for supporting Mormon studies.

    Comment by Scholarships — December 16, 2013 @ 10:04 am

  2. This sounds pretty exciting. I look forward to catching wind of some of the projected volumes in the series.

    Comment by JB — December 16, 2013 @ 10:18 am

  3. Phenomenal news! I look forward to seeing what ends up being published in this series.

    Comment by J Stuart — December 17, 2013 @ 1:05 pm

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