David O. McKay and the rise of modern Mormonism

by Gregory A. Prince

Publisher: University of Utah Press in Salt Lake City, UT

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David O. McKay And The Rise Of Modern Mormonism By Gregory A. Prince In September , with a presidential election approaching, the state of Utah was prepared to declare itself “Bush Country.” However, this conservative calm was jolted when Utah Valley State College student leaders announced that they had invited liberal filmmaker Michael. In the David O. McKay era, a spectre was indeed haunting Mormonism — the spectre of Communism. And it wasn't just whispered about in the halls, it was shouted from the podium, particularly by Apostle Ezra Taft Benson, as recounted in "Confrontation with Communism," Chapter 12 of David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism (all quotes are from Chapter 12 of the book).   In , David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism was published. It is a great book, filled with details and insights into the way our church became what it is today. We learn that during his tenure, President McKay prayed on several occasions for enlightenment concerning the policy which denied the priesthood to black men and temple ordinances to all .

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The first book to draw upon the David O. McKay Papers at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, in addition to some two hundred interviews conducted by the authors, David O.

McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism focuses primarily on the years of McKay's presidency. During some of the most turbulent times in American and /5(83). Rise of Modern Mormonism shows an honest and generous inside look at the lives of David O. McKay and other church leaders in the midth century.

While being fair and kind, Prince shows all the human and fallible sides of church leadership/5. This is not a biography of David O. McKay, but rather a history of the LDS Church during the time that McKay was involved in the leadership (mostly the s, 50s, and 60s) with a focus on his role.

As a result, we learn little about McKay's early life, except as it directly impacted his future leadership of the Church/5. But David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism is a category killer. Because it relies on the extensive (, pages) personal diaries of President McKay (maintained and then deposited at the U of U by his intrepid secretary, Clare Middlemiss, who should be the subject of her own book someday), it contains material that we just don’t.

The first book to draw upon the David O. McKay Papers at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, in addition to some two hundred interviews conducted by the authors, David O.

McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism focuses primarily on the years of McKay's presidency. During some of the most turbulent times in American and. The first book to draw upon the David O. McKay Papers at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, in addition to some two hundred interviews conducted by the authors, David O.

McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism focuses primarily on the years of McKay's presidency. During some of the most turbulent times in American and /5(3). The first book to draw upon the David O. McKay Papers at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah--in addition to some two hundred interviews conducted by the authors--David O.

McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism focuses /5(4). The first book to draw upon the David O. McKay Papers at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, in addition to some two hundred interviews conducted by the authors, David O.

McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism focuses primarily on the years of McKay's presidency/5(69). David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism. by Gregory A. Prince and William Robert Wright James B. Allen Follow this and additional works at: This Book Review is brought to you for free and open access by the All Journals at BYU ScholarsArchive.

It has been accepted for inclusion in BYUAuthor: James B. Allen. David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism is a candid, insightful, and highly important topical study of those years. For some Church members, the book may be uncomfortably candid, for in addition to discussing President McKay's remarkable strengths and accomplishments, the authors do not hesitate to deal with controversial issues or to.

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McKay served as president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from until his death in Under his leadership, the church experienced.

The first book to draw upon the David O. McKay Papers at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, in addition to some two hundred interviews conducted by the authors, David O.

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About the Book. David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism is an insightful and detailed account of the exemplary life and remarkable influence of the 1st 'modern' Mormon prophet, David Oman by: 5. David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism [Gregory A Prince and Wm Robert Wright].

Ordained as an apostle inDavid O. McKay served as president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from until his death in Under h. The first book to draw upon the David O. McKay Papers at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, in addition to some two hundred interviews conducted by the authors, David O.

McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism focuses primarily on the years of McKay's presidency. During some of the most turbulent times in American and /5(69). David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism is a candid, insight-ful, and highly important topical study of those years.

For some Church members, the book may be uncomfortably candid, for in addition to dis-cussing President McKay’s remarkable strengths and accomplishments. Gregory Prince and David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism. John Dehlin September 4, Best of Mormon Stories, Blacks & The Priesthood, Book Club, Church History, Polygamy, Top 10 Church History, Top Leave a Comment.

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The first book to draw upon the David O. McKay Papers at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, in addition to some two hundred interviews conducted by the authors, David O.

McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism focuses primarily on the years of McKay's presidency. During some of the most turbulent times in American and 5/5(1). David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism is the first book to draw upon the David O. McKay Papers at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, in addition to some two hundred interviews conducted by the authors, Gregory Prince and William Robert Wright.

David O. McKay presented a dramatic contrast to his predecessors: an athletic, movie-star-handsome, clean-shaven figure who often wore a white double-breasted suit; contrasted to the dark-suited, bearded polygamists (or, in the case of George Albert Smith, son of a polygamist) who preceded him as Church President ever since Joseph Smith.

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Gregory A. Prince and Wm. Robert Wright have compiled a thorough history of the presidency of a much-loved prophet. Re: David O. McKay's Faith-Promoting Volcano Tale Blows Up in His Face My close relative was a GA, who knew David O. McKay intimately.

They made it very clear to us kids that none of the Apostles or anyone else had seen Jesus, inside or outside the temple, since Joseph Smith. We sit down with Greg Prince and discuss Faith Crisis, the difficult issues and his book “ David O McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism “ Greg is a well known persona in Mormon Thought.

He is well informed, well spoken, and offers flexible alternative ways to see the gospel while still leading with : Bryce W. David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism, by Gregory A. Prince and William Robert Wright (University of Utah Press).

Drawing on interviews and the minutes of the governing body of the LDS Church, Prince and Wright offer an inside look at the workings of the inner councils of the church during the administration of David O.

McKay, one of. Dr. Greg Prince is best known within Mormonism as the author of three books: Power from on High: The Development of Mormon Priesthood - David O.

McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism - Leonard. The LDS missionary program as we know it came of age under David O. McKay. It is the subject of Chapter 10 in the recent award-winning biography David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism (U of U Press, ).

For example, prior to the minimum age for young men to serve missions was 21 and for young women it was 23; in that year it was dropped to 19 and. 2For more broadly based studies of McKay, in addition to Prince and Wright, David O.

McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism, see Francis M. Gibbons, David O. McKay: Apostle to the World, Prophet of God (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, ); .A scientist, a scholar, and a member of the Affirmation Board of Directors, in Greg Prince co-authored the award-winning book David O.

McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism. Having seen the bumper sticker, WWJD, I designed one of my own to introduce the subject of my remarks: WWDOMD—What Would David O. McKay Do?E-BOOK EXCERPT. Leonard J. Arrington was historian of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from to The first professional historian and the first noncentral authority to occupy this position, Arrington opened archival resources and presided over an unprecedented era of enlightenment in Mormon scholarship.