SW10011: Book Preview: Banishing the Cross: The Emergence of a Mormon Taboo

According to Michael Reed’s research, the cross taboo was a rather late development in Mormon history, manifesting itself at a grassroots level around the turn of the twentieth century, later being institutionalized as protocol in the 1950s by President David O. McKay. Before then, many Saints had used and promoted the symbol in its visual and material form. The forthcoming book,

Michael G. Reed, Robert A. Rees, D. Michael Quinn