Speaker: Newell Bringhurst

Sunstone West 1993, 22: Whoa Man, What’s Not History? Hugh Had Better Believe It

  From the 1993 Sunstone West Symposium Presentation: Whoa, Man, What’s Not History? Hugh Had Better Believe It Presenters: Chair: Matthew Hulse Samuel W. Taylor, author, Nightfall at Nauvoo Newell Bringhurst, instructor, History and Political Science, College of the Sequoias     Abstract: How intellectually honest was Hugh Nibley’s attack on Fawn Brodie’s biography of Joseph …

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SW07007: Divided Loyalties? Mitt Romney: The First Mormon President?

Divided Loyalties? Mitt Romney: The First Mormon President? In many ways, Mitt Romney is a dream candidate for Mormons: he is handsome, bright, charismatic, and articulate. He has been a successful businessman and politician as well as Church leader. He has a quintessential Mormon pedigree, polygamous ancestors; distinguished genealogy; son of a prominent political, business, …

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CONSTRUCTING JOSEPH SMITH’S LIFE AND TIMES

This session will be a wide-ranging conversation between historians, a Mormon publishing insider, and the audience on the attempt to “know Brother Joseph again.” What makes a good biography? What is the relationship between history and faith, and is Mormonism and the faith of its members tied more closely to the historical record than they …

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JOSEPH SMITH, WILLIAM MILLER, ELLEN G. WHITE, AND MARY BAKER EDDY: FOUR AMERICAN PROPHETS’ PERSPECTIVES ON SLAVERY, RACE, AND ETHNICITY

This presentation compares and contrasts Joseph Smith’s views and practices regarding slavery, race, and ethnicity with those of William Miller and Ellen G. White (founding leaders of Seventh Day Adventism) and Mary Baker Eddy (founder of the Christian Science movement). These issues figured prominently in all three religious movements, but while all four leaders were …

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Twenty-Year Reflections On The Mark Hofmann Bombings

October 2005 will mark the twentieth anniversary of the Mark Hofmann murders, a tragedy that claimed two innocent lives and that has continued to impact Mormon history, the Church’s national profile, and the world of document dealing and forensic science ever since. What has happened in the past twenty years? Where are the key players …

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Joseph Smith, William Miller, Ellen G. White, And Mary Baker Eddy: Four American Prophets’ Perspectives On Slavery, Race, And Ethnicity

This presentation compares and contrasts Joseph Smith’s views and practices on the issues of slavery, race, and ethnicity with those of others, who, like Smith, were founders/prophetic leaders of major indigenous American religious denominations. Why did Smith’s views diverge from those of these other New England-born leaders, whose views were generally abolitionist and comparatively more …

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