Mormon Studies Program launches student-run journal
This April, students in the School of Religion’s Claremont Mormon Studies Student Association released the inaugural issue of the Claremont Journal of Mormon Studies.
The periodical is a biannual (April and September) online academic journal. It publishes journal articles and reviews predominantly written by graduate students. School of Religion (SoR) students Loyd Ericson and David Golding serve as editors.
“Because of social and cultural developments surrounding Mormon history, it is often the case that Mormon studies research gets interpreted as either pro-Mormonism or anti-Mormonism,” said Golding. “Claremont has served as a more abstracted location for Mormon studies research, where scholars and members of the Mormon community can engage topics in Mormon studies with a more overt attempt at academic discourse and methods of inquiry. The journal grew out of this environment, and encourages submissions of any discipline that treat Mormonism from this academic plane of interest.”
The journal is available as an online PDF, an EPUB or MOBI file (for eBook readers and Amazon Kindles, respectively), or can be ordered as a print copy.
Richard Bushman, former Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies; his wife, Claudia Bushman, who is also an adjunct faculty member in SoR; and Armand Mauss, from the Latter-day Saint Council on Mormon Studies and adjunct professor in SoR, were all instrumental in the creation of the journal.
The Claremont Journal of Mormon Studies is available at www.claremontmormonstudies.org/journal.