International Bibliography 2010

00MormonsCommunistStateWith the growth of the LDS Church worldwide, I think few academics of Mormonism disagree that the Church’s international progress deserve more attention. Even so, I was surprised when I compiled a list of international publications from last year. The list is substantial.

I hope to post a list like this each year, in order to call attention to both the studies being done and the attention that international issues deserve.

I’ve added some comments throughout the list, including translations of titles not in English.




  • B., Morgan. “From brutal ally to humble believer: Mormon colonists’ image of Pancho Villa.” New Mexico Historical Review 85, no. 2 (2010): 109-129.
  • Carter, Steve. “The Rise of the Nazi Dictatorship and its Relationship with the Mormon Church in Germany, 1933-1939.” Internation Journal of Mormon Studies 3, no. 1 (2010): 56-89.
  • Chapman, Don. “Néstor Curbelo. The History of the Mormons in Argentina.” Journal of Mormon History 36, no. 3 (Summer 2010): 234-238.
  • Cragun, Ryan T. “The Secular Transition: The Worldwide Growth of Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Seventh-day Adventists*.” Sociology of Religion 71, no. 3 (2010): 349-373.
  • Euvrard, Christian. “Review: The Mission Of Mormonism In Norway, 1851-1920.” International Journal of Mormon Studies 3, no. 1 (2010): 145-154.
  • Feher, J. Sherman. “Virginia Hatch Romney and Richard O. Cowan.The Colonia Juárez Temple: A Prophet’s Inspiration.” Journal of Mormon History 36, no. 3 (Summer 2010): 239-241.
  • Gavin, Sherrie L. M. “An Independent Companion: Ethel Parton and the Australian Relief Society.” Journal of Mormon History 36, no. 1 (Winter 2010): 145-177.
  • Grover, Mark L. “Helvécio Martins: First Black General Authority.” Journal of Mormon History 36, no. 3 (Summer 2010): 27-53.
  • Hardy, Jeffrey. “Review: Mormony v Rossii: put’ dlinnoi v stoletie.” International Journal of Mormon Studies 3, no. 1 (2010): 155-159.
  • Jones, Zachary Ray. “Review: German Saints at War.” International Journal of Mormon Studies 3, no. 1 (2010): 160-164.
  • Lee, Matthew R. “Reid L. Neilson, Global Mormonism in the 21st Century.” Journal of Mormon History 36, no. 1 (Winter 2010): 258-260.
  • Munro, J. B. “Mormon Colonization Scheme for Vancouver Island.” Washington Historical Quarterly 25, no. 4 (2010).
  • Numano, Jiro. “Hasty Baptisms in Japan: The Early 1980s in the LDS Church.” Journal 36, no. 4 (Fall 2010): 18-40.
  • Östman, Kim B. “From Finland to Zion: Immigration to Utah in the Nineteenth Century.” Journal of Mormon History 36, no. 4 (Fall 2010): 166-207.
  • ———. “Johnnie Glad, The Mission of Mormonism in Norway, 1851–1920: A Study and Analysis of the Reception Process.” Journal of Mormon History 36, no. 1 (Winter 2010): 239-242.
  • ———. “Mormons, Civil Authorities and Lutheran Clergy in Finland, 1875-1889.” Scandinavian Journal of History 35, no. 3 (2010): 268-289.
  • Pelland, Marie-Andrée, and Dianne Casoni. “Vicissitudes de l’identité sociale et allégations d’entorses aux lois chez un groupe de mormons polygames canadiens = The problems of social identity and allegations of legal infringements in a group of Canadian polygamous Mormons.” Déviance et société 34, no. 1 (2010): 49-69.
  • Rigal-Cellard, Bernadette, Carter Charles, and Régis Dericquebourg. “Mormonisme, États et Sociétés – Colloque international.” Transatlantica 2009, no. 2 (2010). [Mormonism, States and Societies – International Symposium]
  • Romney, Joseph Barnard. ““The Lord, God of Israel, Brought Us out of Mexico!” Junius Romney and the 1912 Mormon Exodus.” Journal of Mormon History 36, no. 4 (Fall 2010): 208-258.
  • Sherlock-Taselaar, Ingrid. “Religious Freedom in Belgium: A Limited Study of Challenges as experienced by LDS Children and Youth in Flemish Classrooms from the 1970’s until Today.” Internation Journal of Mormon Studies 3, no. 1 (2010): 90-101.
  • Vanel, Chrystal. “The History of the RLDS Church/Community of Christ in France.” John Whitmer Historical Association Journal 30 (2010): 206-221.
  • Wilcox, John. “Notes from Abroad: island of the Misfit Mormons (??.” Sunstone, no. 158 (March 2010): 12.
  • Woods, Fred E. “Halldór Laxness and the Latter-day Saints: The Story behind the Novel Paradísarheimt.” BYU Studies 49, no. 3 (2010): 46-74.
  • Zorn, T. E., M. Richardson, C. K. Weaver, and E. Gilbert. “Technology uptake among older, Mormon Maori: Themes, tensions, and intersections.” Australian Journal of Communication 37, no. 1 (2010): 1-16.


  • Bingley, F. James. “Becoming American: the Welsh Mormon journey.” Ph.D. Dissertation, Houston, TX: University of Houston, 2010.

In particular, the work of Reid Neilsen and Raymond Kuehne stand out for the volume of work and their academic nature. Outside of English, German seem to be the strongest language for publishing Mormon studies.

I should note that I am not at all certain that this is exhaustive. Its very possible that I’ve missed other items published this year. Please let me know of anything that I’ve missed.

16 comments for “International Bibliography 2010

  1. Oh, and here is a really important article you can include: Philip Jenkins, “Letting Go: Understanding Mormon Growth in Africa,” Journal of Mormon History (Spring 2009): 1-26.

  2. Ben, thanks, but the list is for 2010 items. The only exception I made was for the items that were only released to stores this past year, while published for members a couple of years ago.

    But, I do agree that was an important article.

  3. Oops, I just realized that the Jenkins article was 2009–my bad!

    One more book from 2010, though: Reid L. Neilson, ed., To The Peripheries of Mormondom: The Apostolic Around-the-World Journey of David O. McKay, 1920-1921 (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2010).

  4. Fantastic list, Kent. I think that this sort of bibliography, as a bibliography, ought to be published somewhere.

    It would be a real service (and likewise a time burden for you in order to make my life more convenient) if you made this an annotated bibliography – or if you at least put a sentence on those items whose titles are not self explanatory.

  5. You should add Kim Östman’s dissertation: The introduction of Mormonism to Finnish society, 1840-1900.
    And I think there was also some article by him (besides the one you mentioned).

  6. Niklas (9), was Kim’s dissertation from 2010? I believe I came across it in my searches, but that it was produced before 2010.

    James (8), FWIW, I think that by publishing it on T&S I have published it “somewhere.”

    I did think of annotating, but since I didn’t have copies of the works themselves, I’m not sure that I can do a good job with what I can see or the descriptions I have.

    I do hope to do this list in future years, and perhaps I can then add more detailed descriptions — maybe even in some more prestigious location.

  7. FWIW, I did get further information today from the German publisher LDS Books. During last year they published four titles for its members (not yet released to stores or the public):

    * Groß sind die Worte Jesajas, LDS Books, 2010. [German translation of Great are the Words of Jesia]
    * Hafen, Bruce C., In unruhigen Zeiten geistig fest verankert, LDS Books, 2010. [German translation of Spiritually Anchored in Unsettled Times.]
    * Hinze, Sarah, Wir kommen vom Licht, LDS Books, 2010. [German translation of Coming From The Light.]
    * Brough, R. Clayton, Die verlorenen Stämme, LDS Books, 2010. [German translation of The Lost Tribes: History, Doctrine, Prophecies and Theories About Israel’s Lost Ten Tribes].

  8. Just a small typo I noticed – I’m pretty sure Covenant Communications is located in American Fork, UT.

  9. Thank you, Niklas. Here is the reference I should have included:

    * Östman, Kim B., “The Introduction of Mormonism to Finnish Society, 1840-1900,” Ph.D. Dissertation. Åbo: Åbo Akademi University, 2010.

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