The JWHA article award committee is pleased to announce the following nominations for our Best Historical Article and Best Theological Article awards. 2021 provided an embarrassment of riches in Restoration Studies scholarship.

Each year, the committee accepts nominations of articles published during the previous calendar year. The committee makes selections from these nominated materials, privileging work that is most relevant to Community of Christ history and values, regardless of the time period examined.

Our article nominations are:

  • Addams, R. Jean. “John Beck’s Fabulous Mine and Its ‘Consecrated’ Stock.” Latter-day Saint Historical Studies 22, no. 1 (Spring 2021): 57-113.
  • Addams, R. Jean. “The Past and Future of the Temple Lot in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 44 (2021): 145-216. Reprint from Proceedings of the Fifth Interpreter Foundation Matthew B. Brown Memorial Conference, 7 November 2020, published by Eborn Books in 2021.
  • Bowman, Matthew. “Biblical Criticism, the Book of Mormon, and the Meanings of Civilization.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 30 (2021): 62-89.
  • Bryant, Seth. “Presbygationalism on the Western Reserve: Kirtland’s ‘Orthodox’ Pioneers.” JWHA Journal 41, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2021): 43-66.
  • Easton-Flake, Amy. “Knowing the Book Better: Orson Pratt, George Reynolds, and Janne M. Sjödahl on the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 30 (2021): 41-61.
  • Hazard, Sonia. “How Joseph Smith Encountered Printing Plates and Founded Mormonism.” Religion and American Culture 31, no. 2 (2021): 137-192.
  • Jones, Christopher Cannon. “‘A verry poor place for our doctrine’: Religion and Race in the 1853 Mormon Mission to Jamaica.” Religion and American Culture 31, no. 2 (2021): 262-295.
  • LeFevre, Brooke R. “‘I Would Not Risk My Salvation to Any Man’: Eliza R. Snow’s Challenge to Salvific Coverture.” Journal of Mormon History 47, no. 2 (2021): 48-74.
  • MacKay, Michael Hubbard. “Event or Process: How ‘the Chamber of Old Father Whitmer’ Helps Us Understand Priesthood Restoration.” BYU Studies Quarterly 60, no. 1 (2021): 73-101.
  • Park, Benjamin E. “The Danite Constitution and Theories of Democratic Justice in Frontier America.” BYU Studies Quarterly 60 no. 1 (2021): 43-64.
  • Reeve, W. Paul. “‘I Dug the Graves’: Isaac Lewis Manning, Joseph Smith, and Racial Connections in Two Latter Day Saint Traditions.” Journal of Mormon History 47, no. 1 (2021): 29-67.
  • Rosetti, Cristina. “‘Hysteria Excommunicatus’: Loyalty Oaths, Excommunication, and the Forging of a Mormon Identity.” Journal of Mormon History 47, no. 3 (2021): 22-43.
  • Rosetti, Cristina. “Praise to the Man: The Development of Joseph Smith Deification in Woolleyite Mormonism, 1929-1977.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 54, no. 3 (2021): 41-65.
  • Shields, Steven L. “The Quest for ‘Reformed Egyptian.’” JWHA Journal 41, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2021): 101-125.
  • Staker, Susan. “A Matter of Many Wives: Joseph Smith’s Courting in Secret Nauvoo.” JWHA Journal 41, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2021): 3-53.
  • Stapley, Jonathan A. “Brigham Young’s Garden Cosmology.” Journal of Mormon History 47, no. 1 (2021): 68-86.
  • Turner, John G. “Sincerity, Imagination, and Mythmaking: Fawn Brodie and the First Vision.” Journal of Mormon History 47, no. 4 (2021): 95-109.

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