(Bonus Ep. 8) Last Recap of the Year

1h 25m | Dec 21, 2023

In this episode, Skyler goes over a few loose ends from previous episodes. This includes Wilford Woodruff’s vision of, and temple work for the “founding fathers” - some aspects of the LDS version of the fundamentalist v. modernist debate to keep in mind (so as to not put Boyd K. Packer and J. Gresham Machen on the same side of the divide) - J. Reuben Clark’s impact on LDS church education, and two book recommendations to read on biblical canon. 

D&C 98; D&C 101; Wilford Woodruff: JD 19:229 

Temples of the Most High, compiled by N.B. Lundwall 

Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, compiled by Joseph Fielding Smith 

The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson; “The Constitution: A Heavenly Banner” 

Things in Heaven and Earth: The Life and Times of Wilford Woodruff, a Mormon Prophet by Thomas Alexander 

“Wilford Woodruff’s Vision of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence” by Brian H. Stuy; found in Dimensions of Faith, edited by Stephen Taysom 

The Other Eminent Men of Wilford Woodruff by Vicki Jo Anderson 

“Joseph Smith Goes to Washington, 1839-40" by Ronald Barney 

No Man Knows My History by Fawn Brodie

“Proclamation - Rebellion in the Territory of Utah” by President James Buchanan 

The Mormon Rebellion: America’s First Civil War, 1857-1858 by David Bigler and Will Bagley 


Seminary Manual (for teachers) 

Mormonism in Transition by Thomas Alexander 

Mormons and the Bible by Philip Barlow 

“The 1911 Evolution Controversy at Brigham Young University” by Gary Bergera; found in Search for Harmony: Essays on Science and Mormonism, edited by Gene Sessions and Craig Oberg 

Brigham Young University: A House of Faith by Gary Bergera and Ronald Priddis 

“A Charted Course in Church Education” by J. Reuben Clark (and here

“The Mantle is Far, Far Greater than the Intellect” by Boyd K. Packer 

“The Secret Mormon Meetings of 1922” by Shannon Caldwell Montez 

“W.H. Chamberlin and the Quest for a Mormon Theology” by James M. McLachlan 

“Seers, Savants and Evolution: The Uncomfortable Interface” by Duane Jeffery 

Lynn Packer: here ; Mormon Land (and here

Gospel Topics Essays 


The Modernist Impulse in American Protestantism by William Hutchison 

The Presbyterian Controversy by Bradley Longfield 

Defending the Faith by D.G. Hart 

David Swing: here; Charles Briggs: here, here, here, and here 

The Inspiration and Authority of Scripture by B.B. Warfield (and here

Christianity and Liberalism by J. Gresham Machen 

The Church Confronts Modernity: Catholic Intellectuals and the Progressive Era by Thomas Woods

Fundamentalism and American Culture by George Marsden 


Seminary Manual (for teachers) 

“My Words...Never Cease” (Jeffrey Holland) 

The Question of Canon; Canon Revisited by Michael Kruger 

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