Mormon studies is the interdisciplinary academic study of the beliefs, practices, history and culture of those known by the term Mormon and denominations belonging to the Latter Day Saint movement whose members do not generally go by the term "Mormon". The Latter Day Saint movement includes not only The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) but also the Community of Christ (CoC) and other groups, as well as those falling under the umbrella of Fundamentalist Mormonism.
- 1 Selected sub-disciplines
- 2 Awards
- 3 Academic programs
- 4 Other institutions
- 5 Print resources
- 6 Selected list of past scholars
- 7 Selected list of current scholars
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 Further reading
- 11 External links
Apologetics and counter-apologetics
Academic works within Mormon studies don't typically take positions for or against faith claims, although the author's personal standpoint of belief might influence their study. Nonetheless, some scholars' studies of Mormonism are primarily apologetic, either pro- or counter- LDS faith claims.
Since 2012, the principal academic journal of pro-Mormon apologetics has been Interpreter; prior to 2012, it had been FARMS Review under the same editorial leadership. Counter-Mormon apologetics of a particular faith community are generally classed with that communities' apologetics; scholarly criticisms of a more secular nature—at least those not veering into anti-Mormonism—nonetheless are often classed within Mormon studies.
International Mormon studies
Mormon studies is predominantly historical and a branch of American studies—yet, because of growth trends, more than half of the movement's adherents live outside the U.S., making it a subset of Latin American studies, Pacific studies, Canadian studies, and European studies, as well. In addition to general historians, scholars with expertise in such fields as social anthropology and women's studies contribute or concentrate in Mormon studies as well. Mormon studies academics often present their researches not only at standard academic forums but at more broadly popular gatherings—whether devotional, socially activist, or of some other nature. Likewise, some who are not trained academically in history or another social science, conduct and present Mormon-studies research of note.
Also there are 19th-century converts to Mormonism from outside the U.S. who did not emigrate to the gathering place of the Mormon corridor. (A 2010 work, Mormonism: A Historical Encyclopedia, terms this group the Ungathered.)
Awards for writing or service in the field of Mormon studies are presented annually by scholarly societies. The Mormon History Association (MHA) and the John Whitmer Historical Association (JWHA) each present annual awards for various categories within Mormon history, such as books, biographies, documentary history, journal articles, and lifetime achievement. The MHA also gives awards for theses and student papers. The Utah State Historical Society (USHS), which frequently engages Mormon history, also presents awards for books, articles, and student papers. Literary awards are presented by the Association for Mormon Letters, often awarding Mormon publications in biography, criticism, and special categories. Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought honors the best contributions to its journal and Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture awards the best article submitted by a woman.
Universities also present awards. The University of Utah gives the Juanita Brooks Prize in Mormon Studies and offers a Mormon Studies Fellowship. Utah State University's Evans Biography Awards focus on biographies significant to "Mormon Country". Student writing competitions are held by Utah State University, the MHA, and the JWHA. BYU Religious Education presents annual awards to its faculty for teaching, research, and service, as well as books in the categories of Church History or Ancient Scripture.
- Utah State University's Program of Religious Studies, including the Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture, est. 2007
- Claremont Graduate University's School of Religion, including the Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies, est. 2008
- Utah Valley University
- University of Utah, Tanner Humanities Center's Mormon Studies Initiative, within the College of Humanities 
- University of Virginia, including the Richard Lyman Bushman Chair of Mormon Studies
- University of Wyoming
- University of Southern California's School of Religion, including the John A. Widtsoe Chair of Mormon Studies, announced 2015
- Brigham Young University Religious Education (Provo, Utah; Rexburg, Idaho; Laie, Hawaii campuses; and also the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies) — For official LDS Church approved religious instruction.
- Fuller Theological Seminary's School of Intercultural Studies — Department at multi-denominational Protestant Christian seminary that has occasionally held seminars on Evangelical–Latter-day Saint dialogue and comparative theology 
- Graceland University — Non-denominational university affiliated with the Community of Christ. Teaches religion classes and is connected with the denomination's seminary.
- LDS Church Institutes of Religion — Offers official LDS Church approved religious instruction, often at locations adjacent to institutions of higher learning
- Association for Mormon Letters
- Church History Department of the LDS Church
- European Mormon Studies Association
- Foundation for Apologetic Information & Research
- John Whitmer Historical Association
- Mormon Historic Sites Foundation
- Mormon History Association
- Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship
- Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology
- Sunstone Education Foundation
Multi-volume document compilations
- Early Mormon Documents (1996–2003) — 5 volumes; Dan Vogel, editor
- History of the Church (1902–1912) — 7 volumes; B.H. Roberts, editor (LDS Church affiliated)
- The Joseph Smith Papers (2008–ongoing) — 12 out of about two dozen projected volumes, as of 2016 (jointly affiliated: LDS Church and US National Historical Publications and Records Commission)
- Journal History of the Church (1906–2008) — Over 1,200 volumes, compiled by the LDS Church as a massive daily record
- Journal of Discourses (1854–1886) — 26 volumes of sermons by LDS Church leaders (LDS Church affiliated; non-"canonical")
- Significant Mormon Diaries series (1987–ongoing) — 13 volumes published, as of 2013 
Brief reference works
- Encyclopedia of Mormonism (1992)
- Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History (2000)
- Historical Dictionary of Mormonism (2008) 
- Mapping Mormonism: An Atlas of Latter-day Saint History (2012) 
- Mormonism: A Historical Encyclopedia (2010)
- Studies in Mormon History: An Indexed Bibliography (2000) — now maintained online
- BYU Studies (LDS Church affiliated)
- Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought
- Element: a Journal of Mormon Philosophy and Theology — The Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology
- Exponent II — Quarterly feminist magazine
- International Journal of Mormon Studies — Print: ISSN 1757-5532; online: ISSN 1757-5540
- Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture — Print: ISSN 2372-1227; Online: ISSN 2372-126X
- Journal of Book of Mormon Studies (LDS Church affiliated)
- John Whitmer Historical Association Journal — Latter Day Saint movement history journal, founded by CoC members
- Journal of Mormon History
- Mormon Historical Studies — Mormon Historic Sites Foundation, ISSN 1535-1750.
- Mormon Studies Review (LDS Church affiliated)
- Restoration Studies — CoC history journal (jointly affiliated: CoC and John Whitmer Historical Association)
- Utah Historical Quarterly — publishes many Mormon articles 
The following primarily publish books on Mormon studies:
- Brigham Young University (BYU)
- Church Historian's Press
- Community of Christ Seminary Press
- Greg Kofford Books
- John Whitmer Books
- Signature Books (often with the Smith-Pettit Foundation)
- Utah Lighthouse Ministry (Evangelical Christian "anti-Mormon" research ministry)
Several publishers within the devotional religious market also occasionally publish in Mormon studies, including the LDS publishers Cedar Fort, Inc., Covenant Communications, and Deseret Book (which is owned by the LDS Church), as well as Herald House (which is owned by the Community of Christ).
In addition, certain general book publishers or university presses have also published significant Mormon studies. These include:
- Alfred A. Knopf
- Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
- Oxford University Press
- University of Illinois Press
- University of Oklahoma Press
- University of Utah Press
- Utah State University Press
Selected list of past scholars
Individuals from a variety of cultural or philosophical standpoints produced prolific Mormon-themed research, scholarship, or their popularization, in an era now past. Then, beginning in the decade of the 2000s, Mormon studies finally came into its own as an independent field of study when the sub-discipline became featured by then at a few academic institutions in the Western United States.
Some of the individuals with recognized expertise in the field are listed below. In consideration of space, members of Latter Day Saint movement denominations' overall leadership are not included. (Dallin H. Oaks is listed for work he published prior his becoming a member of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve.)
19th-century compilers of Mormon histories or essays
- Thomas Bullock (1816–1885)
- William Clayton (1814–1879)
- Appleton Milo Harmon (1820–1877)
- Edward Tullidge (1829–1894)
- L. John Nuttall (1834–1905)
- Edward H. Anderson (1858–1928) — Journalist. Biographer of Brigham Young
- Nephi Anderson (1865–1923) — Mormon author of fiction and non-fiction
Opening "modern," 20th-century field
- Andrew Jenson (1850–1941) — Assistant Church Historian of the LDS Church
- B. H. Roberts (1857–1933) — Assistant Church Historian of the LDS Church 1902–1933. Made first attempts to shift from apologetics to a professional historical approach.
- John Henry Evans (1872–1947): Latter-day Saints University — Biographer, various early LDS leaders
- LeRoy R. Hafen (1893–1985): University of Denver; BYU
- Bernard DeVoto (1897–1955): Northwestern; Harvard — Preeminent writer-historian of the American West sometimes writing on Mormon subjects
- Juanita Brooks (1898–1989) — Independent. Also served as a dean at Dixie Junior College
- Paul Dayton Bailey (1906–1987) — Journalist. Author of histories of about Mormon pioneers
- Samuel W. Taylor (1907–1997) — Novelist and screenwriter who authored the Mormon-themed humorous novel Heaven Knows Why! in 1948
- Lowell L. Bennion (1908–1996): Salt Lake City's LDS Institute of Religion — Sociology of religion. Ecumenical outreach, practical philosophy
- Wallace Stegner (1909–1993): University of Wisconsin; Harvard — Writer-historian called "The Dean of Western Writers," sometimes writing on Mormon topics
- Ivan J. Barrett (1910–1999): BYU
- Hugh Nibley (1910–2005): BYU — Known as the father of LDS Apologetics
- W. Cleon Skousen (1913–2006) — BYU religion professor, 1967–1978. Prolific popularizer among LDS of its theology. (Also an influential, conservative American Constitutionalist and faith-based political theorist)
- Brigham D. Madsen (1914–2010): University of Utah — Historian
- Dale Morgan (1914–1971) — Influential independent Utah historian
- Fawn Brodie (1915–1981) — Critical, psychobiographer of Joseph Smith. Became UCLA professor
- Leonard J. Arrington (1917–1999): Utah State Agricultural College; BYU; LDS Church Historian, 1972–1982 — Economist, known as the "Dean of Mormon History" and "the Father of Mormon History."
- Richard D. Poll (1918–1994): BYU; Western Illinois University
- Paul R. Cheesman (1921–1991): BYU — Archeologist
- Stanley B. Kimball (1926–2003): Southern Illinois University — Scholar of Eastern European history and also of Utah pioneer history
- Truman G. Madsen (1926–2009): BYU — Homiletic biographer of Joseph Smith, Jr.
- Harold Schindler (1929–1998) — Utah journalist. Biographer of Orrin Porter Rockwell
- Carlfred Broderick (1932–1999): University of Southern California — Psychologist, family therapist and popular author. Also wrote a handful of pieces in publications intended for an LDS audience
- Helen B. Andelin (1932–2006): LDS Relief Society — Popular author. Studied home economics at BYU. Taught women's classes in her local LDS Church, expanding materials prepared for this purpose into Fascinating Womanhood (1963)
- Eugene England (1933–2001): BYU — Founder of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought
- Valeen Tippetts Avery (1936–2006): Northern Arizona University — Historian specializing in women's studies. Biographer of Emma Hale Smith
- Jerald Tanner (1938–2006) — Independent, evangelical pamphleteer and provocateur who, with his wife Sandra (born 1941), documented such things as what he believed to be historical LDS doctrinal changes
Selected list of current scholars
- Thomas G. Alexander: BYU — Lemuel Hardison Redd, Jr. Professor of Western History
- James B. Allen: BYU; Assistant (LDS) Church Historian — Co-founder, Mormon History Association
- Philip Barlow: Utah State University
- Richard Bushman: Claremont Graduate University; Columbia
- Ronald K. Esplin: BYU; LDS Church History Library — Director, The Joseph Smith Papers project
- Kathleen Flake: University of Virginia; Vanderbilt
- Terryl Givens: University of Richmond
- Marlin K. Jensen: LDS Church Historian
- Armand Mauss: Washington State University; Claremont Graduate University
- D. Michael Quinn: BYU; after 1988, independent
- Jan Shipps: Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
- Ronald W. Walker: BYU; after 2012, independent
- Will Bagley — Independent historian of Utah history
- Orson Scott Card: Southern Virginia University — Prolific, popular author (science fiction, fantasy, and biblical historical fiction novels; non-fiction books on creating fictional characters; political commentary). Professor of creative writing. Columnist at Mormon Times on LDS-theme subjects
- John Dehlin — Author of blog and video-weblog popularizing Mormon studies
- Richard Dutcher — Filmmaker on predominantly LDS topics
- John C. Hamer: Independent historian — Journal editor. Co-author, books about Community of Christ history and about LDS movement schisms. Blogger about Latter Day Saint movement topics
- Robert Kirby — Salt Lake City Tribune columnist who comments in a humorous vein often on LDS subjects
- Jon Krakauer — Popular non-fiction author. Wrote Under the Banner of Heaven (2003)
- William P. MacKinnon: Independent historian — Businessman. Historian of the Utah War
- Grant H. Palmer — LDS high school level religious instructor; after 1988, ecumenical prison chaplain. Popularizer of Mormon studies
- Ardis E. Parshall: Independent historian — History blogger and Salt Lake City newspaper columnist. Co-editor of Mormonism: A Historical Encyclopedia (2010)
- Boyd Jay Petersen: BYU — Biographer of Hugh Nibley
- Levi S. Peterson: Weber State University — Novelist–memoirist. Biographer of Juanita Brooks
- Gregory A. Prince: Independent historian — Medical pathologist. Biographer of David O. McKay
- Robert A. Rees: University of California, Los Angeles — Book of Mormon studies
- Jana Riess — Religion reporter and publishing house editor
- Peggy Fletcher Stack — Religious studies, with her undergraduate degree in family science. Salt Lake Tribune religion reporter
- Jonathan A. Stapley: Independent historian — Chemist and businessman
- Terry Tempest Williams: University of Utah — Author of works with localized ecological and Mormon ethnological features
- Margaret Blair Young: BYU — Mormon African American history
- Wm. Robert Wright — Lawyer. Biographer of David O. McKay
- Brady Udall — Novelist often using Latter Day Saint movement themes
- Mark Ashurst-McGee: BYU; LDS Church History Department
- Alexander L. Baugh: BYU — Expert on the Mormon Missouri War of 1838
- John L. Brooke: Ohio State University — Author of The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology, 1644-1844
- Stanford Cazier: California State University, Chico; Utah State University
- Richard O. Cowan: BYU
- Reed C. Durham: LDS Institutes of Religion
- Jessie L. Embry: BYU — Oral historian
- Scott H. Faulring: BYU
- Arnold K. Garr: BYU — Lead editor, Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History (2000)
- Grant Hardy: University of North Carolina at Asheville — Book of Mormon studies
- William G. Hartley: LDS Church History Department; BYU
- Andrew H. Hedges: BYU
- Marvin S. Hill: BYU; Yale
- Daniel Walker Howe: Oxford; University of California, Los Angeles — Author of What Hath God Wrought: the Transformation of America, 1815–1848 (2007)
- Richard L. Jensen: BYU; LDS Church History Department — 19th-century European Mormonism; LDS converts' immigration to U.S.
- Dean C. Jessee: LDS Church History Department; BYU
- Glen M. Leonard: BYU; Utah State University
- L. Jackson Newell: University of Utah; Deep Springs College
- Robert V. Remini: University of Illinois at Chicago — Biographer of a number of notable Americans, including Joseph Smith, Jr.
- Richard E. Turley, Jr.: Assistant Church Historian of the LDS Church
- Grant Underwood: BYU
- Dan Vogel: Independent historian — Biographer of Joseph Smith, Jr.
- David J. Whittaker: BYU; LDS Church History Department
Specialists in women's studies
- Lavina Fielding Anderson: Independent historian — Feminist. Among the September Six, scholars involved in a 1993 LDS controversy
- Claudia Bushman: Columbia; Claremont Graduate University — Historian
- Kathryn M. Daynes: BYU — Historical Mormon polygamy
- Jill Mulvay Derr: BYU
- Kristine Haglund — Mormon-themed blogger. Editor of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought since 2009
- Carol Cornwall Madsen: BYU
- Margaret Merrill Toscano: University of Utah
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich: Harvard — Preeminent historian of early American women's history. Also, occasional essayist on the topic of LDS feminism
- David H. Bailey: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory — Mathematician. Editor, Science Meets Religion website
- Robert H. Briggs — Lawyer. Violence in pioneer Utah
- John E. Clark: BYU — Archaeologist. Book of Mormon studies
- Robert S. Clark — Lawyer. Co-editor, Journal of the Trail
- Todd M. Compton: Independent historian — Trained classicist
- Steve Evans — Lawyer and specialist in new media. Mormon-themed blogger and essayist
- James E. Faulconer: BYU — Philosopher; holds BYU's Richard L. Evans Chair of Religious Understanding
- Russell Arben Fox: Friends University — Political scientist. Blogger and essayist on LDS-related themes
- Avraham Gileadi: BYU; after 1993, independent — Hebraist. LDS apologtics, theological research
- Darius Gray: Independent historian — African-American studies
- Danny Jorgensen: University of South Florida — Religious studies
- Bradley H. Kramer — LDS-themed blogger seeking socio-cultural anthropology doctoral degree
- Louis C. Midgley: BYU — Political scientist. Active in LDS apologetics
- Dallin H. Oaks: University of Chicago; BYU (later, LDS Apostle) — Lawyer. American legal history pertaining to Joseph Smith, Jr.
- Nathan B. Oman: William & Mary — Law. Early LDS ecclesiastical jurisprudence
- Steven L. Peck: BYU — Biologist. Author-essayist on various Mormon-themed subjects
- Daniel C. Peterson: BYU — Near Eastern studies. Book of Mormon studies
- Julie Marie Smith: Austin, Texas LDS Institute of Religion — LDS-themed blogger; biblical theologian
- John W. Welch: BYU — Law. Editor since 1991 of BYU Studies
- Kaimipono D. Wenger: Thomas Jefferson School of Law — Law. LDS-themed blogger
- Archaeology and the Book of Mormon
- Kirtland Egyptian papers authorship controversy
- LDS fiction
- Linguistics and the Book of Mormon
- Mormon apologetics
- Mormonism and history
- Mormonism: A Historical Encyclopedia
- New Mormon history
- The Mormons (PBS documentary)
- Bushman argues that the historian's personal thinking guides and filters their work. Richard Bushman (1992). "Faithful History". In George D. Smith. Faithful History: Essays on Writing Mormon History. Signature Books. pp. 4–7. ISBN 1-56085-007-8. Retrieved 2015-03-23.
Our sense of relevance, our assumptions about human motivation and social causation, and the moral we wish readers to draw from the story—what we think is good and bad for society—all influence the outcome. ... One might think that their [Mormon historians'] religious convictions, their deepest personal commitments, would pervade their writing. But in my experience, religious faith has little influence on Mormon historians for an obvious reason: we are not simply Mormons but also middle-class Americans trained for the most part in secular institutions.
Note: This is a reprint of Richard Bushman (Winter 1969). "Faithful History" (PDF). Dialogue 4 (4): 11–28.
- Peterson, Daniel C. (December 14, 2012), "The Role of Apologetics in Mormon Studies", Mormoninterpreter.com, retrieved 2013-09-04 — Note: this is a reprint of Peterson's August 2012 FAIR speech "Of 'Mormon Studies' and Apologetics".
- Mauss, Armand L. (2007), Blasi, Anthony J., ed., "The Emergence of Mormon Studies in the Social Sciences", American Sociology of Religion: Histories (Brill Publishers) 13: 121–150
- "MHA Awards". mormonhistoryassociation.org. Mormon History Association. Retrieved 2015-01-26.
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- "NEWS: Utah State History Announces 2013 Annual Awards". Utah Cultural Alliance: Unifying Utah's Cultural Community. September 17, 2013. Retrieved 2015-01-26.
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- "The Ruth M. Stephens Article Prize". mormoninterpreter.com. Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture. Retrieved 2015-01-26.
- Brian Passey (November 22, 2014). "New book collects Juanita Brooks Lectures". The Spectrum. Retrieved 2015-01-26.
- "Juanita Brooks Prize in Mormon Studies". The University of Utah Press. J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah. Retrieved 2015-01-26.
- "Humanities Fellowships: Mormon Studies Fellowship". Tanner Humanities Center. College of Humanities, University of Utah. Retrieved 2015-01-26.
- "Evans Biography Awards". Mountain West Center for Regional Studies. Utah State University. Retrieved 2015-01-26.
- "Arrington Writing Awards Open to Utah College Students". Utah State Today. Utah State University. September 11, 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-26.
- "Scholarships". jwha.info. John Whitmer Historical Association. Retrieved 2015-01-26.
- "Faculty and Staff". BYU Religious Education Review: 29. Fall 2013. Retrieved 2015-01-29.
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- Brutsch, Rachel (February 15, 2012), California graduate university takes academic approach to Mormonism, Deseret News
- "Mormon Studies Initiative - Keeping Our Shoulder to the Wheel". Tanner Humanities Center. The University of Utah. Retrieved 2015-01-26.
- Tyler Olsen (September 30, 2014). "Religion Studies Program Helps Students Gain Understanding". The Daily Utah Chronicle. Retrieved 2015-01-26.
- Benjamin Wood (August 14, 2013). "University of Utah to offer course in literary qualities of Book of Mormon". Deseret News. Retrieved 2015-01-26.
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- Gerry Avant (May 1, 2015). "President Uchtdorf speaks at inaugural John A. Widtsoe Symposium at USC". LDS Church News. Retrieved 2015-05-30.
- Craig L. Blomberg (2012). "Mormon-Evangelical Dialogue". Religious Educator 13 (1). Retrieved 2015-02-02.
- Robert L. Millet (Fall 2012). "The Mormon-Evangelical Dialogue". Evangelical Interfaith Dialogue. Retrieved 2015-02-02.
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- Gerrit van Dyk. "Advanced Research". Mormon Studies. Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Retrieved 2015-01-07.
- Jonathan Stapley (June 6, 2006). "Digital Mormon Studies". By Common Consent. Retrieved 2015-01-07.
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- "2002 Lifetime Achievement Award". John Whitmer Historical Association. 2002. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
- News articles
- Golden, Daniel (6 April 2006). "In Religion Studies, Universities Bend To Views of Faithful: Scholar of Mormon History, Expelled From Church, Hits a Wall in Job Search Trying to Avoid 'Minefields'". Wall Street Journal.
- McLemee, Scott (2002-03-22). "Scholars of Mormonism Confront the History of What Some Call 'the Next World Religion'". Chronicle of Higher Education.
- Riess, Jana (2013-10-04). "Religion Update Fall 2013: Mormon Studies Grows Up". Publishersweekly.com.
- Schuessler, Jennifer (July 2, 2012). "The Mormon Lens on American History". New York Times.
- Journal articles
- Barlow, Philip L. (June 2004), "Jan Shipps and the Mainstreaming of Mormon Studies", Church History 73 (2): 412–26
- Cope, Rachel, ed. (Spring 2012), "New Ways In: Writing Interdisciplinary Mormon History", Journal of Mormon History 38 (2): 99–144
- Erekson, Keith A., ed. (Summer 2009), "What We Will Do Now That New Mormon History Is Old: A Roundtable", Journal of Mormon History 35 (3): 190–233
- Hansen, Charlotte (December 2010), "Eugene England's Calculated Risk: The Struggle for Academic Freedom and Religious Dialogue", Sunstone (161): 38–42
- Ing, Michael D. K.; Howlett, David (Summer 2014), "As Presently Constituted: Mormon Studies in the Field of Religion", Dialogue 47 (2): 113–132
- Mason, Patrick Q. (Fall 2012), "Mormon Blogs, Mormon Studies, and the Mormon Mind", Dialogue 45 (3): 12–25
- Mauss, Armand L. (2007), Blasi, Anthony J., ed., "The Emergence of Mormon Studies in the Social Sciences", American Sociology of Religion: Histories (Brill Publishers) 13: 121–150
- Newell, Quincy D.; Mason, Eric Farrel, eds. (2013). New Perspectives in Mormon Studies: Creating and Crossing Boundaries. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 9780806143132. OCLC 795354450.
- Quinn, D. Michael, ed. (1992). The New Mormon History: Revisionist Essays on the Mormon Past. Signature Books. ISBN 1-56085-011-6.
- Taysom, Stephen C., ed. (2011). Dimensions of Faith: A Mormon Studies Reader. Signature Books. ISBN 1560852127.
- Other studies
- Duffy, John-Charles (2006). Faithful Scholarship: The Mainstreaming of Morman Studies and the Politics of Insider Discourse (M.A.). University of North Carolina.
- Helfrich, Ronald, Jr. (2011). Idols of the Tribes: An Intellectual and Critical History of 19th and 20th Century Mormon Studies (Ph.D.). State University of New York at Albany.
- Hodges, Blair (August 16, 2013). "A Mormon Studies Blogliography". Neal A. Maxwell Institute Blog.
- Wilson, William A. (2007). "What's True in Mormon Folklore? The Contribution of Folklore to Mormon Studies". Leonard J. Arrington Lecture. Utah State University.
- Online journals
- "Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought". ISSN 1554-9399.
- "International Journal of Mormon studies". ISSN 1757-5540.
- "Mormon Studies Online Journal".
- Programs, organizations, and events
- Claremont Mormon Studies in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library
- Claremont Graduate University's School of Religion: Mormon Studies
- BYU Harold B. Lee Library: Mormon Studies Resources
- Brigham Young University: Religious Education: Church History and Doctrine
- Mormon Studies at Utah Valley University
- University of Wyoming: Program of Religious Studies' "Latter-day Saints & Their World" Series
- Utah State University: Program in Reglious Studies
- John Whitmer Historical Association: Annual Meetings
- MormonConferences.org, a calendar for Mormon Studies events
- On-line resources