The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship introduced the Mormon Studies Review on its new blog Tuesday.
Announced on the Maxwell Institute Blog, the goal of the Mormon Studies Review is to help fill a void within the ever-growing field of Mormon studies. The Review will include reviews of books, essays and other scholarly publications related to Mormonism and the field’s growth and development. The first issue of the Review is expected to be available this coming winter.
The first editor of the Review is Assistant Professor of History at BYU J. Spencer Fluhman. The executive director of the Maxwell Institue, M. Gerald Bradford, is eager to see the Mormon Studies Review take its place in the field of Mormon studies.
“I appreciate very much Professor Fluhman’s willingness to serve as editor of the Review,” Bradford said. “Under Spencer’s capable leadership, and with the help of those individuals who have agreed to serve on the editorial advisory board, its prospects are bright indeed. I expect it will soon become a major voice in tracking and commenting on developments in the growing area of Mormon studies.”
Fluhman recently published his first book, “A Peculiar People”: Anti-Mormonism and the Making of Religion in Nineteenth-Century America” and in the past two years he has developed multiple classes at BYU related to U.S. religious history. He appeared on MSNBC in June 2012 to discuss Mormonism’s place in American culture and the concept of the Mormon Moment.