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Neilson, Reid Larkin 1972-

Overview
Works: 46 works in 122 publications in 1 language and 6,266 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Records and correspondence  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Proclamations  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 )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 368 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 )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mormon founder Joseph Smith is one of the most controversial figures of 19th century American history, and a virtually inexhaustible subject for analysis. In this volume, 15 scholars offer essays on how to interpret and understand Smith and his legacy
The Columbia sourcebook of Mormons in the United States by Terryl Givens( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 245 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."--Jacket
The Mormon history association's Tanner lectures : the first twenty years( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 213 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 196 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
Exhibiting Mormonism : the Latter-day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair by Reid Larkin Neilson( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides the first examination of Latter-day Saint participation in the 1893 Columbian Exposition, a watershed moment in the Mormon migration to the American mainstream & its leadership's discovery of public relations efforts, & marked the dramatic reengagement of the LDS Church with the outside, non-Mormon world
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 88 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 )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 71 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
From the outside looking in : essays on Mormon history, theology, and culture ; the tanner lectures on Mormon history( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Zion Canyon reader by Nathan N Waite( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Settling the Valley, proclaiming the Gospel : the general epistles of the Mormon First Presidency by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spanning the first decade after the Mormon exodus to the Salt Lake Valley, these fourteen "general epistles" were written by Brigham Young and his counselors in the church's First Presidency. They provide a glimpse of the Mormons' earliest years in the Great Basin and their simultaneous missionary efforts worldwide."--Provided by the publisher
Taking the gospel to the Japanese, 1901-2001( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regional studies in Latter-day Saint church history( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global Mormonism in the 21st century( Book )

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

A Historian in Zion : the Autobiography of Andrew Jenson, Assistant Church Historian by Andrew Jenson( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Autobiography of Andrew Jenson, first published in 1938 by the Deseret News Press in Salt Lake City, Utah, tells the personal story of a Danish Mormon convert who eventually served as Assistant Church Historian of the LDS Church over forty years. The author mined his voluminous personal journals and assembled Church records to tell the story of the Restoration and the Church since the 1850s, when he arrived in Utah as a European immigrant. Through Jenson's synthesized research, writing, and reflections, readers come away with deeper appreciation for the men and women whose lives constitute Mormon history. Jenson told their stories together with his life experiences, creating an important window into the Mormon past
From the outside looking in : essays on Mormon history, theology, and culture by Matthew J Grow( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 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 with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nat Turner, fellow millenarians, and freethinkers. Other essays explore the creation of Mormon identities, demonstrating how Mormons created a unique sense of themselves as a distinct people. Historians of the American West examine Mormon connections with American imperialism, the Civil War, and the wider cultural landscape. Finally the essayists look at continuing Latter-day Saint growth around the world, within the context of the study of global religions.0Examining Mormon history from an outsider's perspective, the essays presented in this volume ask intriguing questions, share fresh insights and perspectives, analyze familiar sources in unexpected ways, and situate research on the Mormon past within broader scholarly debates
Religion, food, and eating in North America by Benjamin E Zeller( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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 nationali
 
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The rise of Mormonism
Alternative Names
Neilson, Reid L.

Neilson, Reid L. 1972-

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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