« All About Excommunication | Main | Policy versus Practice »


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Hasn't the point about Mormons in Missouri having less to do with Mormonism and more to do with Yankeeism been around a very long time? There was a large thesis (that I've never read) that looks at not just the 1838 Mormon war in Missouri but continues to look at all the guerilla wars there that continued through the end of the Civil War (and in some ways beyond) It was discussed back on the old LDS-Hist when it was active. I've long thought it would make an interesting book on LDS history by contextualizing the LDS conflict there. Something that I think gets overlooked a lot.

Of course if Remini gives that recognition a wider audience, then I think it a very good thing.

I have to agree with Shipps' assessment of Remini. I thought it was excellent for what it is, namely a short biography for a general, non-scholarly audience. However, there is no new ground broken here...

I've listened to Shipps give a few lectures before and she seems to be (as many have said) a pretty good non-lds church history scholar and is able to look at things from an objective point of view. She seems to do a good job here as well.
Another point worth mentioning on the Kirtland exodus--the Lord explains in the Doctrine and Covenants (86? I forget where, sorry!) that His Spirit would only dwell with them there for five years. So they were long overdue to leave anyway.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Now Reading

General Books 09-12

General Books 06-08

General Books 04-05

About This Site

Mormon Books 2015-16

Mormon Books 2013-14

Science Books

Bible Books

Mormon Books 2012

Mormon Books 2009-11

Mormon Books 2008

Mormon Books 2007

Mormon Books 2006

Mormon Books 2005

Religion Books 09-12

Religion Books 2008

Religion Books 2004-07

DMI on Facebook

Blog powered by Typepad