Mormonism and church leadership/The thinking has been done/Further Reading

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Further reading

Further reading

FairMormon Answers articles

Mormonism and politics

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Mormonism and involvement in politics

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Mormon involvement in 19th Century politics

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Economics of LDS immigration

Summary: It is claimed that LDS missionaries to England "capitalized on the intolerable social and economic conditions" in order to gain converts.

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FairMormon web site

Political issues in Church history FairMormon articles on-line
  • Ralph Hancock, "Mormonism and the New Liberalism: The Inescapability of Political Apologetics" FairMormon link

External links

Political issues in Church history on-line articles

Authoritarianism?

  • Eric A. Eliason, "Review of: Forgotten Kingdom: The Mormon Theocracy in the American West, 1847–1896," FARMS Review of Books 12/1 (2000): 95–112. off-site

Council of Fifty

  • Michael D. Quinn, "The Council of Fifty and Its Members, 1844 to 1945," Brigham Young University Studies 20 no. 2 (Winter 1980), 163–97. off-site
  • Andrew F. Ehat, "'It Seems Like Heaven Began on Earth': Joseph Smith and the Constitution of the Kingdom of God," Brigham Young University Studies 20 no. 3 (Spring 1980), 253–79. off-site
  • J. Stapley, "Theodemocracy," ByCommonConsent.com (accessed 20 August 2006) off-site
  • Edward G. Thompson, "A Study of the Political Involvements in the Career of Joseph Smith," Master's thesis, Brigham Young University, 1966). off-site

Joseph Smith and politics

  • James B. Allen, "I Have A Question: Was Joseph Smith a Serious Candidate for the Presidency of the United States, or Was He Only Attempting to Publicize Gospel Views on Public Issues," Ensign no. 3 (September 1973), 21–22. off-site
  • Martin B. Hickman, "The Political Legacy of Joseph Smith," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 3 no. 3 (Autumn 1968), 22–27. off-site
  • Richard D. Poll, "Joseph Smith and the Presidency, 1844," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 3 no. 3 (Autumn 1968), 17–21. off-site
  • Margaret C. Robertson, "The Campaign and the Kingdom: The Activities of the Electioneers in Joseph Smith's Presidential Campaign," Brigham Young University Studies 39 no. 3 (2000), 147–180. off-site (Key source)
  • Joseph Smith, General Smith's Views of the Powers and Policy of the Government of the United States (Nauvoo, Illinois: John Taylor, 1844). Republished in Dialogue 3/3 (Autumn 1968): 29–34. off-site

Printed material

Political issues in Church history printed materials

Council of Fifty

  • James R. Clark, "The Kingdom of God, the Council of Fifty, and the Star of Deseret," Utah Historical Quarterly 26 (April 1958): 130–48.
  • G. Homer Durham, Joseph Smith: Prophet-Statesman (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1944).
  • Klaus J. Hansen, Quest for Empire (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1967).

Joseph Smith and politics

  • James B. Allen, Trials of Discipleship: The Story of William Clayton, a Mormon (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987), 101–103.
  • James B. Allen and Glen M. Leonard, Story of the Latter-day Saints, 2nd edition revised and enlarged, (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992[1976]), 189–190. ISBN 087579565X. GospeLink (requires subscrip.)
  • Ivan J. Barrett, Joseph Smith and the Restoration, revised edition, (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1973), 572–579.
  • G. Homer Durham, Joseph Smith: Prophet-Statesman (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1944).  (Key source)
  • Arnold K. Garr, "Joseph Smith: Candidate for President of the United States," in Regional Studies in the Latter-day Saint Church History: Illinois, edited by H. Dean Garret (Provo, Utah: Department of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University, 1995), 151–168. GospeLink (requires subscrip.)
  • Francis M. Gibbons, Joseph Smith, Martyr, Prophet of God (Salt Lake City: Desert Book, 1977), 315–318.
  • Clark V. Johnson, "Government Responses to Mormon Appeals, 1840–1846," in Regional Studies in the Latter-day Saint Church History: Illinois, edited by H. Dean Garret (Provo, Utah: Department of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University, 1995), 183–198. GospeLink (requires subscrip.)GL direct link
  • Brigham H. (B.H.) Roberts, The Rise and Fall of Nauvoo (Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1900), 250–254. GL direct link
  • John A. Widtsoe, Joseph Smith: Seeker after Truth, Prophet of God (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1951), 217–219. GL direct link