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Neilson, Reid Larkin 1972-

Works: 29 works in 85 publications in 1 language and 3,943 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BX8611, 306.6893
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Reid Larkin Neilson
The rise of Mormonism by Rodney Stark( )
11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,384 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 ( )
21 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 832 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
Believing history Latter-day Saint essays by Richard L Bushman( )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 648 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 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
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 189 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
The Columbia sourcebook of Mormons in the United States ( )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This anthology provides 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"--Provided by publisher
Proclamation to the people : nineteenth-century Mormonism and the Pacific Basin frontier ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 109 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 )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 76 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 )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Regional studies in Latter-day Saint church history ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 18 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 )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 16 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
Go ye into all the world : the growth & development of Mormon missionary work ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Global Mormonism in the 21st century ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Neilson Sr : a life of consecration by Reid Larkin Neilson( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 11 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 8 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 green hills of England to the red hills of Dixie : the story of William and Rachel Thompson Atkin by Reid Larkin Neilson( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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