Category: History

Single Men in 19th-century Mormonism

By Jeffery Ogden Johnson Jeffery Ogden Johnson is retired from the LDS Church Historical Department and was a member of the staff of the Utah State Archives, serving as director. He has published historical articles; taught classes and workshops; and been a speaker at archival, library and historical meetings.     Or right-click here to …

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Faithful Disagreement: A Model for the Saints

By William D. Russell     Or, right-click here to download the audio file: Faithful Disagreement: A Model for the Saints     THE COMMUNITY OF Christ has faced several divisive issues in recent history, the main ones being racial justice, women’s ordination, and LGBT ordination. Though some of these issues were handled well, we …

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Obituary: Cherie Woodworth

  FORMER SUNSTONE ASSISTANT editor Cherie Woodworth passed away 23 July 2013. A Yale graduate, she was the author of many articles in a variety of publications. However, she is probably best (or most infamously) known for her satirical article “Furor Erupts in Brigham City Schools,” which, according to her article in issue 107 (September …

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The Culture of Violence in Joseph Smith’s Mormonism–Part III

Continued from Part II In May 1842, Joseph Smith reassembled a cadre of bodyguards, selecting primarily those with experience as Danites in Missouri. Former Danites such as Dimick B. Huntington, Daniel Carn, and Albert P. Rockwood began serving as Nauvoo’s “Night Watch.”[i]Previously a Danite captain, Rockwood had already been serving as “commander of my [Smith’s] …

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