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Neilson, Reid Larkin 1972-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 92 publications in 1 language and 4,541 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Records and correspondence  Conference proceedings  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor
Classifications: BX8611, 289.309
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Reid Larkin Neilson
The rise of Mormonism by Rodney Stark( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new work, the first to collect Rodney Stark's influential writings on the Mormon church, includes previously published essays, revised and rewritten for this volume. His work sheds light on both the growth of Mormonism and on how and why certain religions continue to grow while others fade away."--Jacket
Joseph Smith, Jr. : reappraisals after two centuries( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mormon founder Joseph Smith is one of the most controversial figures of nineteenth-century American history, and a virtually inexhaustible subject for analysis. In this volume, fifteen scholars offer essays on how to interpret and understand Smith and his legacy.--From publisher description
The Mormon history association's Tanner lectures : the first twenty years( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Believing history : Latter-day Saint essays by Richard L Bushman( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Smith cannot be dismissed as a colorful fraud, Bushman argues, nor seen only as a restorer of religious truth. Entangled in nineteenth-century Yankee culture -- including the skeptical Enlightenment -- Smith was nevertheless an original who cut his own path. And while there are multiple contexts from which to draw an understanding of Joseph Smith (including magic, seekers, the Second Great Awakening, communitarianism, restorationism, and more), Bushman suggests that Smith stood at the cusp of modernity and presented the possibility of belief in a time of growing skepticism. When examined carefully, the Book of Mormon is found to have intricate subplots and peculiar cultural twists. Bushman discusses the book's ambivalence toward republican government, explores the culture of the Lamanites (the enemies of the favored people), and traces the book's fascination with records, translation, and history. Yet Believing History also sheds light on the meaning of Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon today. How do we situate Mormonism in American history? Is Mormonism relevant in the modern world? Believing History offers many surprises. Believers will learn that Joseph Smith is more than an icon, and non-believers will find that Mormonism cannot be summed up with a simple label. - Publisher
The Columbia sourcebook of Mormons in the United States( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This anthology offers rare access to key original documents illuminating Mormon history, theology, and culture in the United States from the nineteenth century to today. Brief introductions describe the theological significance of each text and its reflection of the practices, issues, and challenges that have defined and continue to define the Mormon community. These documents balance mainstream and peripheral thought and religious experience, institutional and personal perspective, and theoretical and practical interpretation, representing pivotal moments in LDS history and correcting decades of misinformation and stereotype. The authors of these documents, male and female, not only celebrate but speak critically and question mainline LDS teachings on sexuality, politics, gender, race, polygamy, and other issues. Selections largely focus on the Salt Lake-based LDS tradition, with a section on the post-Joseph Smith splintering and its creation of a variety of similar yet different Mormon groups. The documents are arranged chronologically within specific categories to capture both the historical and doctrinal development of Mormonism in the United States."--Book jacket
Exhibiting Mormonism : the Latter-day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair by Reid Larkin Neilson( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1893 Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World's Fair, presented the Latter-day Saints with their first opportunity to exhibit the best of Mormonism for a national and an international audience after the abolishment of polygamy in 1890. The Columbian Exposition also marked the dramatic reengagement of the LDS Church with the non-Mormon world after decades of seclusion in the Great Basin. Between May and October 1893, over seven thousand Latter-day Saints from Utah attended the international spectacle popularly described as the "White City." While many traveled as tourists, oblivious to the opportunities to "exhibit" Mormonism, others actively participated to improve their church's public image. Hundreds of congregants helped create, manage, and staff their territory's impressive exhibit hall; most believed their besieged religion would benefit from Utah's increased national profile. Moreover, a good number of Latter-day Saint women represented the female interests and achievements of both Utah and its dominant religion. These women hoped to use the Chicago World's Fair as a platform to improve the social status of their gender and their religion. Additionally, two hundred and fifty of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's best singers competed in a Welsh eiseddfodd, a musical competition held in conjunction with the Chicago World's Fair, and Mormon apologist Brigham H. Roberts sought to gain LDS representation at the affiliated Parliament of Religions. In the first study ever written of Mormon participation at the Chicago World's Fair, Reid L. Neilson explores how Latter-day Saints attempted to "exhibit" themselves to the outside world before, during, and after the Columbian Exposition, arguing that their participation in the Exposition was a crucial moment in the Mormon migration to the American mainstream and its leadership's discovery of public relations efforts. After 1893, Mormon leaders sought to exhibit their faith rather than be exhibited by others. - Publisher
Proclamation to the people : nineteenth-century Mormonism and the Pacific Basin frontier( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Mormon missionary activities in Japan, 1901-1924 : strangers in a strange land by Reid Larkin Neilson( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections of a Mormon historian : Leonard J. Arrington on the new Mormon history by Leonard J Arrington( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the whirlpool : the pre-manifesto letters of President Wilford Woodruff to the William Atkin family, 1885-1890 by Wilford Woodruff( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Well-edited collection of previously unpublished letters that provides insights into Wilford Woodruff's thought and perplexities, personal feelings and inner struggles, leading up to his 1890 Manifesto on polygamy
To the peripheries of Mormondom : the apostolic around-the-world journey of David O. McKay, 1920-1921 by Hugh J Cannon( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Zion Canyon reader( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking the gospel to the Japanese, 1901-2001( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales from the world tour : the 1895-1897 travel writings of Mormon historian Andrew Jenson by Andrew Jenson( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jenson's global tour was an unprecedented adventure in Latter-day Saint history. Through his own hard work and the seeming hand of Providence, historian Andrew Jenson found his niche as a laborer in the cause of the Church. He pursued the goal of collecting and writing comprehensive, accurate, and useful histories of the Church with a rare passion. Acquiring, documenting, and publishing Church history was not purely a scholarly or historical pursuit for him: the untiring Danish-American believed it was a spriitual labor with eternal ramifications. He devoted his adult life to enlarging the institutional memory of the Church and protecting what he considered to be the sacred records."--Provided by the publisher
Regional studies in Latter-day Saint church history( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global Mormonism in the 21st century( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go ye into all the world : the growth & development of Mormon missionary work( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring Book of Mormon lands : the 1923 Latin American travel writings of Mormon historian Andrew Jenson by Andrew Jenson( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Described as "the most traveled man in the Church," Andrew Jenson had been a lifelong globetrotter since his emigration from Denmark to Utah as a young boy in 1866. Although Jenson's lifelong interest in the whereabouts of ancient Nephite and Lamanite ruins propelled him to visit the remote areas of Latin American, he returned with a powerful impression that the Latter-day gospel should be spread south, beyond the borders of Mexico. Jenson's letters help readers better understand some of the events and experiences that seemingly led to the twentieth-century reopening of the South American Mission in 1925 by Church Leaders. This book covers this important chapter from Jenson's life and church history, which has rarely been told in over seven decades and is heretofore virtually unknown by most Mormon historians."--Provided by publisher
From the outside looking in : essays on Mormon history, theology, and culture( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains fifteen essays, each first presented as the annual Tanner Lecture at the conference of the Mormon History Association by a leading scholar. Renowned in their own specialties but relatively new to the study of Mormon history at the time of their lectures, these scholars approach Mormon history from a wide variety of perspectives, including such concerns as gender, identity creation, and globalization. Several of these essays place Mormon history within the currents of American religious history--for example, by placing Joseph Smith and other Latter-day Saints in conversation
Religion, food, and eating in North America by Benjamin E Zeller( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way in which religious people eat reflects not only their understanding of food and religious practice but also their conception of society and their place within it. This anthology considers theological foodways, identity foodways, negotiated foodways, and activist foodways in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. Original essays explore the role of food and eating in defining theologies and belief structures, creating personal and collective identities, establishing and challenging boundaries and borders, and helping to negotiate issues of community, religion, race, and nationality. Contributors consider food practices and beliefs among Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists, as well as members of new religious movements, Afro-Caribbean religions, interfaith families, and individuals who consider food itself a religion. They traverse a range of geographic regions, from the southern Appalachian Mountains to North America's urban centers, and span historical periods from the colonial era to the present. These essays contain a variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives, emphasizing the embeddedness of food and eating practices within specific religions and the embeddedness of religion within society and culture. The volume makes an excellent resource for scholars hoping to add greater depth to their research and for instructors seeking a thematically rich, vivid, and relevant tool for the classroom. --Provided by publisher
 
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Alternative Names
Neilson, Reid L.

Neilson, Reid L. 1972-

Languages
English (73)

Covers
Joseph Smith, Jr. : reappraisals after two centuriesThe Mormon history association's Tanner lectures : the first twenty yearsBelieving history : Latter-day Saint essaysExhibiting Mormonism : the Latter-day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World's FairProclamation to the people : nineteenth-century Mormonism and the Pacific Basin frontierEarly Mormon missionary activities in Japan, 1901-1924 : strangers in a strange landReflections of a Mormon historian : Leonard J. Arrington on the new Mormon historyIn the whirlpool : the pre-manifesto letters of President Wilford Woodruff to the William Atkin family, 1885-1890To the peripheries of Mormondom : the apostolic around-the-world journey of David O. McKay, 1920-1921