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(Reflections of a Mormon Historian: Leonard J. Arrington on the New Mormon History.pdf) Conflict between matters of faith and historical truth has been a conundrum at the heart of doing and telling the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints also known as the Mormon Church Some of the best essays on that topic were written by Leonard J Arrington perhaps the best known member of the group of professionals who founded the New Mormon History of the late twentieth century Now Arrington s essay on history and the Mormons are collected in a single source work br br Arrington rose to prominence during the so called flowering of Mormon history In a precedent breaking move he was made Church Historian in January the first professional historian to serve in the position br br His ideas as expressed in the essays collected here helped to determine how Mormon history was written during the last part of the twentieth century Arrington sought a middle way between the extremes of defending or attacking faith claims two forces that drove most nineteenth century and even much twentieth century writing on the Mormons He not only adopted a neutral stance in his writing as LDS Historian his name became connected inseparably with the New Mormon History because of his personality and the quality of his work br br The fourteen essays offered here are autobiographical reflective analytical personal and prophetic Together they constitute an illuminating study of the challenges faced by all who study history and face the conflicts its telling involves br br Supplementing the essays are a biographical sketch by historian Ronald W Walker a chronology of Arrington s life and a detailed bibliography of his published works and speeches prepared by David J Whittaker A personal tribute to Arrington is given by his daughter historian Susan Arrington Madsen br br The book has a bibliography and index It is bound in rust linen cloth has a foil stamped spine and a full color dust jacketDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Reflections of a Mormon Historian: Leonard J. Arrington on the New Mormon History books for multiple devices.

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