Mormonism and persecution/Danites/Further Reading

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Blood atonement

Summary: It is claimed that during the administration of Brigham Young apostates were secretly put to death. They claim this is in line with the teachings of LDS leaders at the time that apostasy was the unforgivable sin, and that the only thing an apostate could do to redeem himself was to give his own life, willingly or unwillingly.

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External links

  • Rebecca Foster Cornwall and Leonard J. Arrington, "Perpetuation of a Myth: Mormon Danites in Five Western Novels, 1840–90," Brigham Young University Studies 23 no. 2 (Spring 1983), 147–165. PDF link
  • Leland H. Gentry, "The Danite Band of 1838," Brigham Young University Studies 14 no. 4 (Summer 1974), 421–450. PDF link
  • Dean C. Jessee and David J. Whittaker, "The Last Months of Mormonism in Missouri: The Albert Perry Rockwood Journal," Brigham Young University Studies 28 no. 1 (1988), 11–15. PDF link
  • David J. Whittaker, "The Book of Daniel in Early Mormon Thought," in By Study and Also by Faith: Essays in Honor of Hugh W. Nibley on the Occasion of His Eightieth Birthday, 27 March 1990, ed. John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1990), 1:155–201. ISBN 0875793398. Vol. 1 off-site Vol. 2 off-site

Printed material

  • Alex Baugh, "A Call To Arms: The 1838 Mormon Defense of Northern Missouri" (Ph.D. diss., Brigham Young University, 1996), 68–102. off-site
  • Leland Homer Gentry, "A History of the Latter-Day Saints in Northern Missouri from 1836 to 1839," (Unpublished PhD thesis, Brigham Young University, 1965), 317–364. (Hard copy available from UMI Dissertation Express; order number 6509857.)
  • David J. Whittaker, "Danites," in Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 4 vols., edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, (New York, Macmillan Publishing, 1992), 1:356–357. direct off-site