We, as always, extend our appreciation to those who took
time to blind peer–review articles and review books fairly and formative as possible. As an editorial board we hope you will enjoy the contents of this issue. If you wish to make a comment or suggestions on its improvement, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
together a combination of scholars from different parts of the world and
academic disciplines. Drawn from Mormon and non–Mormon perspectives, the articles found herein provide interesting insights to
Mormonism globally, encouraging further attention and examination.
Following on from the successful European Mormon Studies Association
(EMSA) conference in Torino, Italy (2009), we have published here
many of those papers that were presented during that conference. We
are grateful for the submissions and support.
Like all aspects of modern life, and the worldwide recession, financial constraints have not left a journal as this and organisations such
as EMSA untouched, and we are particularly grateful to those who have
supported us financially, who no doubt would prefer that we do not
mention them by name. We are, nevertheless, grateful. As editor I am
particularly indebted for the efforts of Kim Östman and Zachary Jones
who not only bring a professional and academic eye to this journal, but
also selflessly give of their time and talents. We also extend our appreciation to those who blind peer reviewed the articles and took time to
review publications that have an international flavour. We hope as an
editorial board that you will enjoy the contents of this issue.
It is with great pleasure that I open another issue of the International Journal of Mormon Studies (IJMS). With its aim of being an
internationally focussed journal of Mormonism, this issue brings together a combination of scholars from different parts of the world and
academic disciplines. Drawn from Mormon and non-Mormon perspectives, the articles herein provide an interesting insight to aspects of
international Mormonism, encouraging further attention and examination. Following on from the successful European Mormon Studies
Association (EMSA) conference in Finland (2008) we have published
here many of those papers that were presented during that conference.
As we look forward to the EMSA conference in Torino, Italy, it
is an increasingly exciting time to see the scholarly study of Mormonism
continue to expand into the international arena, not only from established scholars, but also up-and-coming scholars of different disciplines