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Differing Visions

Dissenters in Mormon History
Awards and Recognition:

Special recognition from the John Whitmer Historical Association for the Best Edited Book of the Year

This exciting volume uses closeup looks at nineteen Mormon dissenters to focus on the variety of religious sentiment within the Mormon church and to explore how it has encouraged divergent ideas from the early 1800s through modern times.

"An absolute necessity for anyone interested in the history/direction of the Latter Day Saint Movement." -- Gerald John Kloss, Latter Day Saint History

"Well done. . . . Respectful and professional." -- Lynn D. Wardle, BYU Studies

"Makes a valuable contribution to our improved understanding of the rich heritage and faith of Mormonism." -- Milan D. Smith Jr., Sunstone

"An important and thought-provoking book." -- Lola Van Wagenen, Utah Historical Quarterly

"A splendid collection. . . . Essential reading for anyone interested even slightly in the Restoration movement." -- Paul Shupe, The John Whitmer Historical Association Journal

ROGER D. LAUNIUS, chief historian with the NASA History Office in Washington, D.C., is the author of Joseph Smith III: Pragmatic Prophet. Linda Thatcher is the coordinator of collections management for the Utah State Historical Society. LEONARD J. ARRINGTON, a professor emeritus of history at Brigham Young University, is the author of many books on Mormon history.

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