The JWHA Best Articles Awards Committee is pleased to announce the following nominees in these two categories. It continues to be a wonderful year of top scholarship in the world of Restoration Studies.

Judges will select the best articles (privileging works that are most relevant to Community of Christ history or theology, regardless of the time period they encompass).

Historical Articles:

Addams, Jean. “The Return of the LDS Church to Jackson County (1900-1907) and the Redemption of Zion.” John Whitmer Historical Association Journal 38, no. 2 (2018): 46-78.

Barrus, Clair. “Religious Authority, Sexuality, and Gender Roles of the Elect Ladies of the Early Republic: Jemima Wilkinson, Ann Lee, and Emma Smith.” John Whitmer Historical Association Journal 38, no. 2 (2018): 112-139.

Blythe, Christopher. “The Exorcism of Isaac Russell: Diabolism and Nineteenth-Century Mormon Identify Formation.” The Journal of Religion 98, no. 3 (2018): 305-326.

Demos, Rosemary. “The Unsure Word of Prophecy: Spiritual Gifts as Communal Endeavor in Early Mormon Society.” Journal of Mormon History 44, no. 1 (2018): 50-73.

Dinger, John S. “Sexual Slander and Polygamy in Nauvoo.” Journal of Mormon History 44, no. 3 (2018): 1-22.

Godfrey, Matthew C. “The Second Sacred Grove: The Influence of Greenville, Indiana on Joseph Smith’s 1832 First Vision Account.” Journal of Mormon History 44, no. 4 (2018): 1-18.

Griffiths, Casey Paul. “A Renewal of the Faith: The Origin and Progress of the Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.” Journal of Mormon History 44, no. 3 (2018): 112-131.

Harris, Matthew L. “Mormons and Lineage: The Complicated History of Blacks and Patriarchal Blessings, 1830-2018.” Dialogue 51, no. 3 (2018): 83-129.

Jensen, Devan. “Philo Dibble’s Dream of ‘A Gallery of Zion,’” Journal of Mormon History 44, no. 4 (2018): 19-39.

Johnson, Janiece. “Becoming a People of the Books: Toward an Understanding of Early Mormon Converts and the New World of the Lord.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 27 (2018): 1-43.

McBride, Matthew. “’Female Brethren:’ Gender Dynamics in a Newly Integrated Missionary Force, 1898-1915.” Journal of Mormon History 44, no. 4 (2018): 40-67.

Shepard, Bill and H. Michael Marquardt. “Brigham Young’s Response to the Burning of the Morley Segment,” John Whitmer History Association Journal 38, no. 2 (2018): 79-111.

Talmage, Jeremy and Clinton D. Christensen. “Black, White, or Brown? Racial Perceptions and the Priesthood Policy in Latin America.” Journal of Mormon History 44, no. 1 (2018): 119-145.

Theological Articles:

Checketts, Levi. “Thomas Aquinas Met Joseph Smith: Toward a Mormon Ethics of Natural Law.” Dialogue 51, no. 1 (2018): 79-100.

Compton, Todd. “’Prominent among the Apostles:’ Women, Priesthood, and Position in the New Testament.” Restoration Studies 19 (2018): 181-214.

Luffman, Dale E. “An Evolutionary Canon: The Development of the Doctrine and Covenants in the Early Reorganization and Beyond.” Restoration Studies 19 (2018): 215-222.

Ostler, Blaire. “Heavenly Mother: The Mother of All Women.” Dialogue 51, no. 4 (2018): 171-181.

Scott, David W. “What Would Jesus Do in Cyberspace?: A Comparison of Online Authority Appeals on Two LDS Websites Targeting Believers and Non-Members.” Dialogue 51, no. 4 (2018): 25-47.