Tuesday, February 26, 2008

New Mormon church press to boost publishing of history projects

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will
launch a new imprint for publishing works that detail the faith's
early history and growth.
Church elder Marlin K. Jensen says the establishment of the Church
Historian's Press underscores the value church leaders place on
The first project of the new press will be the Joseph Smith Papers, a
documentary series, later this year. Between 25 and 30 volumes are
expected in the series.
Project editor Ronald Esplin says the Smith works will provide a
greater opportunity for historians and will lift the overall standards
for Mormon historical scholarship

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