Announcing a New Series: Introductions to Mormon Thought

Logo-circleonly-blackThe University of Illinois Press is pleased to announce the new series Introductions to Mormon Thought. Dawn Durante, a senior acquisitions editor at the University of Illinois Press, will be the acquiring editor and Matthew Bowman and Joseph M. Spencer will serve as series editors. 

This series offers short reassessments (40,000–45,000 words) of leading figures in the development of Latter-day Saint thought and culture, synthesizing and systematizing their contributions and influence. It is a project that grows out of the blossoming of Mormon academic studies in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century that attempts to draw together work done on Mormonism as well as to forge new scholarly directions. Therefore, series editors are interested not only in work on recognized figures, but also in projects that press at the boundaries of who has traditionally been considered a Mormon intellectual and what has traditionally been considered “Mormon thought,” including ex- and schismatic Mormons, Mormons in underrepresented groups, and others not often included in the magisterial tradition of Mormon theology. The series thus offers an expansive definition of what might be considered “Mormon thought” and seeks to demonstrate how that form of Mormonism has interacted both with the world and itself.


All submission inquiries should be directed to:

Dawn Durante

Senior Acquisitions Editor

University of Illinois Press


Matthew Bowman

Department of History

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, AR 71999


Joseph M. Spencer

Department of Ancient Scripture

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT 84602

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