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The Mormon Studies Series welcomes academic works from established and emerging scholars that create fresh lines of inquiry into Mormonism and its interactions with society, culture, folklore, philosophy, and the arts.

The Series welcomes contributions from a range of disciplines, in recognition that the field of Mormon Studies intersects with and is enriched by the study of history, family history, folklore, religious studies, American studies, literature, philosophy, ethics, law, political science and sociology, culture, folklore, philosophy, and the arts.

The editors welcome monographs and essay collections not only on such established subjects of research such as Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, and the Mormon role in the settlement of the American West, but also on a variety of lesser known topics. These include Mormons and comparative religion; interfaith relations; Mormonism and politics, race, class, gender; the institutional development of the Mormon Church, its history in North America, and its growth on an international scale, including its intersections with global history; LDS theology, liturgy, missiology, and Christology; studies on the Book of Mormon—any aspect—as literature, as sacred scripture, in relation to the Bible, as a way of understanding the cultural role of religious texts in nineteenth-century America, within the context of book history, etc.

Edited essay collections of previously unpublished material, supplied with strong introductions and reviews of literature, are also invited. We will not consider unrevised dissertations nor will we publish works that embrace a polemical tone. The Series is open to the fullest possible range of scholarly and editorial approaches to the study of Mormonism.

Series Editors:

  • Rachel Cope (Associate Professor of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University)
  • Susanna Morrill (Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Lewis and Clark College)
  • Benjamin Park (Assistant Professor of History, Sam Houston State University)
  • Cory Crawford (Assistant Professor of Classics and World Religions, Ohio University)
  • Andrew Hedges (associate Professor of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University)
  • John Welch (Robert K. Thomas University Professor of Law, Brigham Young University)

An advisory board of national scholars has been established for the series.  Send queries and proposals to rachel_cope@byu.edu. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review.

Advisory Board:

  • Catherine Brekus (University of Chicago Divinity School), Professor of Religions in America and the History of Christianity
  • Richard Bushman (Columbia University), Gouverneur Morris Professor Emeritus of History
  • David Campbell (University of Notre Dame), Professor of Political Science Director, Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy
  • James H. Charlesworth (Princeton Theological Seminary), Director and Editor, Princeton Dead Sea Scrolls Project. George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature
  • Terryl Givens (University of Richmond), Bostwick Professor of English
  • David Holland (Harvard University Divinity School), Associate Professor of North American Religious History
  • Kate Holbrook (Church History Library), Women’s History Specialist
  • Laurie Maffly-Kipp (Washington University in St. Louis), Distinguished Professor Danforth Center on Religion and Politics
  • Thomas Mould (Elon University), Association Professor of Anthropology and Sociology

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