Church History

Research Article

Early Morman Millenarianism: Another Look

Grant Underwooda1

a1 Director of the Latter-day Saints Institute of Religion, Los Angeles, California.

It is by no means insignificant that many of the specially funded Tanner Lectures delivered recently at the annual meetings of the Mormon History Association have dealt, to some degree or another, with early Mormon millenarianism. This occurrence is less surprising when it is relized that the lectures come in the wake of a decade that produced what one historian has called “a veritable blizzard of scholarly and popular writings in the often stormy field of millennialism.”