Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History (Bookshelf eBook)(edit)
by Arnold K. Garr (Editor), Donald Q. Cannon (Editor), Richard O. Cowan (Editor)
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What was the controversy surrounding the building of the Denver Colorado Temple?
Why was the Erie Canal important to early Church members?
Who was the disgruntled Church member instrumental in getting Joseph Smith incarcerated in Liberty Jail?
What precipitated the Battle of Crooked River?
How has temple building progressed in the years since the organization of the Church?
What is the history and status of the Church in Andorra, Belize, Cameroon, or any other place--obscure or well-known--in the world?
These and countless other questions are answered in this comprehensive encyclopedia of the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Alphabetized for convenience, this volume contains hundreds of entries contributed by knowledgeable individuals from many disciplines. It is a fact-filled resource that will be welcomed by students and teachers of Church history and also by anyone who is curious to discover how the hand of God is manifest in the unfolding of historical events.
The Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History is an indispensable reference guide. Whether you need to look up a specific detail or merely wish to acquire a broader view of the history of the Church, you´ll find on every page details (many of them little known) to fascinate and inform you.
About the Authors
Arnold K. Garr received a BA from Weber State College, and an MA from Utah State University, both in history. He also earned a PhD in American History with a minor in LDS Church History from BYU. A co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History, he is also the author of Joseph Smith: Presidential Candidate. He has also served on the Church Correlation Committee.
Donald Q. Cannon is a professor of Church history and doctrine and a former associate dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Utah and a doctorate from Clark University. He now lives in Orem, Utah.
RICHARD O. COWAN, professor of Church history and doctrine at BYU, earned his Ph.D. at Stanford University. For more than a decade he headed the committee preparing Gospel Doctrine manuals for the Church. He has published many articles and books, including The Latter-day Saint Century, The Encyclopedia of Latter-day History, and Temples to Dot the Earth. He and his wife, Dawn Houghton Cowan, are the parents of six children.
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