The Mormon history association"s Tanner lectures the first twenty years

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Published by University of Illinois Press in Urbana, Ill .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History.,
  • Mormon Church -- History.

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Includes index.

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Statementedited by Dean L. May and Reid L. Neilson ; with Richard Lyman Bushman, Jan Shipps, and Thomas G. Alexander.
ContributionsMay, Dean L., Neilson, Reid Larkin.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBX8611 .M665 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL3418141M
ISBN 100252030524, 025207288X
ISBN 109780252030529, 9780252072888
LC Control Number2005034479

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The late O. Tanner, a Salt Lake City entrepreneur who had become wealthy in the jewelry business, funded various foundations, lectureships, and projects. The funds he provided for the Mormon History Association's annual Tanner Lecture support lectures by scholars outside the Latter-day Saint community.3/5(1).

The Mormon History Association's Tanner Lectures: The First Twenty Years Reviewer Josh E. Probert InRichard Bushman proposed the idea of inviting eminent non-LDS scholars whose work paralleled the research being conducted by historians of Mormonism to spend a year researching a Mormon topic and present their finding at the annual.

The late O. Tanner, a Salt Lake City entrepreneur who had become wealthy in the jewelry business, funded various foundations, lectureships, and projects. The funds he provided for the Mormon History Association's annual Tanner Lecture support lectures by scholars outside the Latter-day Saint community.3/5.

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