Speaker: Gary James Bergera

Leonard J. Arrington and His Diaries

With his call as official LDS Church Historian in 1972, Leonard J. Arrington was given a mandate to professionalize its historical publications. Arrington’s team was prolific and its output impressive, but before long, they encountered opposition from a few members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and church bureaucrats. Signature Books’s long awaited, 2,600-page …

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SL09273 Panel: Community of Christ Principles of Church History: A Turning Point and a Good Example?

Unlike the Community of Christ, the LDS Church has no formally defined history principles, but it does have fairly clear positions enunciated by officials on various levels toward various historical events and attitudes. This panel discusses the origins and implementation of these nine principles in the Community of Christ with particular attention to the questions: …

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GLIMPSES INTO THE PAST: EDITING MORMON DIARIES

Journal, diaries, and memoirs can offer the most intimate glimpses into the lives of those who have long since died. Yet they are limited to only one perspective and are hardly the final word on a subject’s life. How can diaries help shine light in dark places, helping to illuminate the past? What are their …

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Pillars of My Faith

Pillars of My Faith This is Sunstone’s perennially best-attended session. Here speakers share the events and concepts that animate their religious lives; a little soul-baring, a little spiritual journey, a little intellectual testimony-bearing. This self-reflective night is about the things that matter most, plus spirited congregational hymn-singing. Linda Hoffman Kimball, Gary James Bergera, Thomas F. …

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