Speaker: John P. Hatch

TWO ROMNEYS AND THEIR PURSUIT OF THE WHITE HOUSE

TWO ROMNEYS AND THEIR PURSUIT OF THE WHITE HOUSE This session explores aspects of Mitt Romney’s background that have led to his current campaign to become the first Mormon President of the United States. The panel will explore (1) the Romney family’s background, going back to the late nineteenth century and their settlement in Mexico, …

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Variations in the First Vision Accounts: A Rethinking

The variations among First Vision accounts have always attracted our attention. Initially, this was due to the polemical tendencies of early studies of Mormon origins, which tried to disprove the veracity of Smith’s experience. Later inquiries were driven by historians who sought to discover the causal reasons for Mormonism’s appearance on the American religious scene. …

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Why I No Longer Trust ‘FARMS Review of Books’

Why I No Longer Trust ‘FARMS Review of Books’ For the past twelve years, many Latter-day Saints have turned to the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS) and their semi-annual journal, ‘FARMS Review of Books,’ as the unofficial response to anti-Mormon books and publications. I was one of them. However, when I began …

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