Featured Readings on Mormonism and Latin America

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Brown, Barbara Jones. “The 1910 Mexican Revolution and the Rise and Demise of Mormon Polygamy in Mexico.” In Just South of Zion: The Mormons in Mexico and its Borderlands. University of New Mexico Press, 2015.
Duffy, J. C. “The Use of ‘Lamanite’ in Official LDS Discourse.” Journal of Mormon History 34, no. 1 (2008): 118-167.
Fox, Kiira and Tim B. Heaton. “Mormon Fertility in Latin America.” Review of Religious Research 55, no. 2 (June 2013): 275-296.
Gooren, Henri. “Comparing Mormon and Adventist Growth Patterns in Latin America: The Chilean Case.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 46, no. 3 (2013): 45-77.
Gooren, Henri. “Latter-day Saints Under Siege: The Unique Experience of Nicaraguan Mormons.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 40, no. 3 (2007): 134-155.
Gooren, Henri. “The Dynamics of LDS Growth in Guatemala, 1948− 1998.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 38, no. 1 (1999): 59-71.
Grover, Mark L. “The Mormon Priesthood Revelation and the Sao Paulo, Brazil temple.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 23, no. 1 (1990): 39-53.
Grover, Mark. “Latin America and the Globalization of the LDS Church: From an American to an Americas Church.” In The Worldwide Church: Mormonism as a Global Religion. Brigham Young University RSC, 2016.
Knowlton, David C. “Mormonism in Latin America: Towards the Twenty-first Century.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 29, no. 1 (1996): 159-176.
Knowlton, David. “Hands Raised Up: Corruption, Power, and Context in Bolivian Mormonism.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 40, no. 4 (2007): 47-70.
Murphy, Thomas W. “Other Mormon Histories: Lamanite Subjectivity in Mexico.” Journal of Mormon History 26, no. 2 (2000): 179-214.
Stover, Philip R. “The Exodus of 1912: A Huddle of Pros and Cons—Mormons Twice Dispossessed.” Journal of Mormon History 44, no. 3 (2018): 45-69.
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.