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Product Code: XB202
Title: Mormon Mavericks: Essays On Dissenters
Editors: John Sillto & Susan Staker
Publisher: Signature Books
List Price: $21.95
Our Price: $20.00
Date: 2002
Pages: 376
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"Some left. Some stayed. Each one found some aspect of their church's history, doctrine, policies, or politics that they could not reconcile with their own personal ethics. Some felt burdened by the conflict, while others embraced it. A few were reticent, even apologetic about their disagreements. Others were barnstormers. Each possessed some quality that destined him or her to ride at the fringes rather than at the center.

"Mormon Mavericks summarizes some famous flashpoints in Mormon history; more importantly, it provides a fascinating study in human nature. Each contributor is a recognized expert in his or her field, and all approach their topic with sympathy and objectivity." (From back cover.)

Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction

  1. From Apostle to Apostate: The Personal Struggle of Amasa Mason Lyman
        Loretta L. Hefner
  2. John E. Page: Apostle of Uncertainty
        John Quist
  3. Sarah M. Pratt: The Shaping of an Apostate
        Richard S. Van Wagoner and Mary C. Van Wagoner
  4. William Smith, 1811-93: Problematic Patriarch
        Irene M. Bates
  5. The Stenhouses and the Making of a Mormon Image
        Ronald W. Walker
  6. King James Strang: Joseph Smith's Successor?
        William D. Russell
  7. The Alienation of an Apostle from His Quorum: The Moses Thatcher Case
        Edward Leo Lyman
  8. Fawn McKay Brodie and Her Quest for Independence
        Newell G. Bringhurst
  9. Juanita Brooks as a Mormon Dissenter
        Levi S. Peterson
  10. Thomas Stuart Ferguson and Book of Mormon Archaeology
        Stan Larson
  11. Sterling M. McMurrin: A Heretic but Not an Apostate
        Brigham D. Madsen
  12. Samuel Woolley Taylor: Maverick Mormon Historian
        Richard H. Cracroft
  13. DNA Mormon: D. Michael Quinn
        Lavina Fielding Anderson

Epilogue: The World Beyond the Valley
    Esther Peterson


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