The Power of Godliness: Book of the Year

At the annual meeting of the Mormon History Association in June, The Power of Godliness: Mormon Liturgy and Cosmology won the Best Book of the Year Award. Published by Oxford University Press, it is a key work to understand Mormon conceptions of priesthood, authority, and gender. With in-depth research, and never previously used documents, specific chapters explore ordination, temple “sealings,” baby blessings, healing, and cunning folk traditions.

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Reviews of Stapley’s The Power of Godliness

Rosalynde Welch, at Times & Seasons, wrote Review Essay: “The Power of Godliness: Mormon Liturgy and Cosmology”: Materiality and Performance.

By Common Consent hosted a roundtable with three reviewers:

The Juvenile Instructor also hosted a roundtable:

John Turner’s review appeared at The Anxious Bench.

Gavin Feller reviewed the volume for The American Academy of Religion’s Reading Religion.

Gary Bergera’s review appeared in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought.


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