"It is significant that historians have chosen to better understand the history of Mormons by looking at their folklore, including their expressions of the supernatural . . . Some historians might have viewed these legends as peripheral to the main story of the church and its members, but here we see that they help fill out and give form to the story."
—Elaine Thatcher, foreword to Between Pulpit and Pew
"An excellent compilation."
— Benjamin E. Zeller, Nova Religio
About the Author
Michael Scott Van Wagenen is an assistant professor at Georgia Southern University and author of Remembering the Forgotten War: The Enduring Legacies of the U.S.-Mexican War
and The Texas Republic and the Mormon Kingdom of God
. Paul Reeve is an associate professor at the University of Utah and author of Making Space on the Western Frontier: Mormons, Miners, and Southern Paiutes