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Martha G. Newman, Chair BUR 529, Mailcode A3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-7737

LDS Church in Latin America


I. Latin America in General

II. Mexico and Central America
      Costa Rica
      Guatemala
      Mexico

III. South America
      South America in General
      Argentina
      Bolivia
      Brazil
      Chile
      Colombia
      Venezuela

IV. Latinos in the United States


I. Latin America in General

  • Cowan, Richard O.  "The Church in Latin America."  In The International Church, ed. James R. Moss et al.  Provo, UT:  Brigham Young University Publication, 1982, pp. 157-191.
  • Craig, Wesley W., Jr.  "The Church in Latin America:  Progress and Challenge," Dialogue 5 (Autumn 1970): 65-74.
  • Grover, Mark L. “Miracle of the Rose and the Oak in Latin America.”  In Out of Obscurity: The Church in the Twentieth Century, (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book 2000),  pp.138-150.
  • Irving, Gordon.  "Mormonism in Latin America:  A Preliminary Historical Survey."  Task Papers in LDS History, no. 10.  Salt Lake City, UT:  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Historical Department, 1976.
  • Knowlton, David. “Mormonism in Latin America: Towards the Twenty-First Century,” Dialogue,  29 (Spring,1996): 159-176.
  • Knowlton, David. “Thoughts on Mormonism in Latin America.” Dialogue 25 (Summer 1992), pp.41-53.
  • Tullis, F. LaMond.  "Church Development Issues Among Latin Americans:  Introduction."  In The Expanding Church Among the Nations and Cultures of Man, ed. F. Lamond Tullis.  Provo, UT:  Brigham Young University Press, 1978, pp. 85-105.
  • Tullis, F. LaMond.  "The Church Moves Outside the United States:  Some Observations from Latin America," Dialogue 13 (Spring 1980): 63-73.
  • Tullis, F. LaMond.  Mormonism and Revolution in Latin America. BYU Studies 16 (Winter 1976): 235-249.
  • Tullis, F. LaMond.  "Politics and Society:  Anglo-American Mormons in a Revolutionary Land," BYU Studies 13 (Winter 1973): 126-134.
  • Tullis, F. LaMond.  "Three Myths About Mormons in Latin America," Dialogue 7 (Spring 1972): 79-87.

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II. Mexico and Central America

Costa Rica

  • Gooren, Henri. “De Expanderende Mormoonse Kerk in Latijns Amerika: Schetsen Uit Een Wijk in San José, Costa Rica.” Unpublished Master's thesis, University of Utrecht; 1991.

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Guatemala

  • Gooren, Henri. “Analyzing LDS Growth in Guatemala: Report From a Barrio,” Dialogue 33 (Summer, 2000): 97-117.
  • Gooren, Henri. Rich Among the Poor: Church, Firm, and Household Among Small-Scale Entrepreneurs in Guatemala.  Amsterdam: Thela Thesis, 1999.
  • Murphy, Thomas W. “Guatemalan Hot/Cold Medicine and Mormon Words of Wisdom: Intercultural Negotiation of Meaning.”  Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36 (June 1997), pp. 297-308.
  • Murphy, Thomas W. “Reinventing Mormonism: Guatemala as Harbinger of the Future?”  Dialogue 29 (Spring, 1996): 177-92.
  • O'Donnal, John Forres. Pioneer in Guatemala: The Personal History of John Forres O'Donnal, Including the History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Guatemala. Yorba Linda, CA : Shumway Family History Services, 1997.
  • Wilson, Keith J. “A Nation in a Day: The Church in Guatemala.  In Out of Obscurity: The Church in the Twentieth Century.  Salt Lake City: Deseret Book 2000,  pp. 363-378.

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Mexico

  • Bautista, Margarito. La evolución de Mexico: sus verdaderos progenitares y su origen; el destino de America y Europa. Mexico: Talleres Graficos Laguna, 1935.
  • Beecher, Dale F. “Rey L. Pratt and the Mexican Mission.” BYU Studies 15 (Spring, 1975): 293-307.
  • Clawson, David L. “Religion and Change in a Mexican Village.” Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida, 1976.
  • Fortuny Loret de Mola, Maria Patricia.  “On the Road to Damascus: Pentecostals, Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses in Mexico.” Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, University College London, 1995.
  • Godfrey, Kenneth W. “Moses Thatcher and Mormon Beginnings in Mexico,”BYU Studies 38 (1999): 139-155.
  • Gómez González, Raymundo and Sergío Pagaza Castillo.  El águila mormón o el anarquista cristiano: Plotino Constantino Rhodakanaty, primer miembro de la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Ultimos Días en México.  México, D.F.: Museo de Historia del Mormonismo en México, 1997.
  • Grover, Mark L. "Execution in Mexico:  The Death of Rafael Monroy and Vicente Morales."  BYU Studies 35 (Fall,1996): 6-28.
  • Johnson, Clark V. “Mormon Education in Mexico:  The Rise of the 'Sociedad Educativa y Cultural'.”Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Brigham Young University, 1977.
  • Lozano, Herrera Agrícol.  Historia del mormonismo en México.  Mexico, D.F.:  Editorial Zarahemla, 1983.
  • McNeil, Byron James. “The History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico.” Unpublished Master’s Thesis, San Jose State University, 1990.
  • Murphy, Thomas W. “Other Mormon Histories: Lamanite Subjectivity in Mexico.” Journal of Mormon History 26 (Fall 2000): 179-214
  • Murphy, Thomas W. “‘Stronger Than Ever’: Remnants of the Third Convention,” Journal of Latter Saint History 1 (1998): 8-11.
  • Shepherd, Gary and Gordon Shepherd. Mormon Passage: A Missionary Chronicle. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998.
  • Tullis, F. Lamond. “Early Mormon Exploration and Missionary Activities in Mexico.” BYU Studies 22 (Summer, 1982): 289-310.
  • Tullis, F. LaMond. Mormonism in Mexico: The Dynamics of Faith and Culture. Logan: Utah State University Press, 1987.
  • Tullis, F. LaMond.  “Reopening the Mexican Mission in 1901.” BYU Studies 22 (Fall,1982): 441-453.
  • Tullis, F. LaMond.  “A Shepherd to Mexico’s Saints: Arwell L. Pierce and the Third Convention.” BYU Studies 37 (1997-98): 127-157.
  • Young, W. Ernest. Diary of My Life. Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 1973.
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III. South America

South America in General

  • Flake, Joel Alva.  "The History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in South America, 1945-1960."  Unpublished Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, 1975.
  • Peterson, John DeLon. “History of the Mormon Missionary Movement in South America to 1940.” Unpublished Master's Thesis, University of Utah, 1961.
  • Williams, Frederick S. and Frederick G. Williams. From Acorn to Oak Tree: A Personal History of the Establishment and First Quarter Development of the South American Missions. Fullerton, CA: Etcetera, 1987.

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 Argentina

  • Curbelo, Nestor. 50 años de la iglesia en Argentina. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Sistema Educativo de la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos los Ultimos Dias, 1986.
  • Curbelo, Nestor. 50 años de la iglesia en Argentina: Cronologia para el estudiante de seminario. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Sistema Educativo de la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Ultimos Dias, 1986.
  • Curbelo, Néstor. Historia de los mormones en Argentina: relatos de pioneros. Buenos Aires, Argentina: N. Curbelo, 2000.
  • Smurthwaite, Michael B.  "Socio-Political Factors Affecting the Growth of the Mormon Church in Argentina Since 1925."  Unpublished Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, 1968.

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 Bolivia

  • Knowlton, David C. “Conversion to Protestantism and Social Change in a Bolivian Aymara Community.” Unpublished Master's Thesis, University of Texas, 1982.
  • Knowlton, David C. “Gringo Jeringo: Anglo Mormon Missionary Culture in Bolivia.” In Contemporary Mormonism: Social Science Perspectives. Edited by Marie Cornwall, et al.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994, pp. 218-236.
  • Knowlton, David C. “Missionaries and Terror: The Assassination of Two Elders in Bolivia.” Sunstone 13 (August,1989): 10-15.
  • Knowlton, David C. “Missionary, Native, and General Authority Accounts of a Bolivian Conversion: The Creation of Sacred Mormon Myth.” Sunstone 13 (January, 1989): 14-20.
  • Knowlton, David C. “Searching Minds and Questioning Hearts: Protestantism and Social Context in Bolivia.” Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Texas at Austin, 1988.
  • Pedraja, Carlos.  Historia de la Iglesia en Bolivia.  Cochabamba: Sistema Educativo, 2001.

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 Brazil

  • Grover, Mark L. "Milton and Irene Soares:  Mormon Pioneers of Northeastern Brazil."  In Pioneers in Every Land: Inspirational Stories of International Pioneers Past and Present, edited by Bruce A. Van Orden et al. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1996, pp. 88-112.
  • Grover, Mark L. “The Mormon Church and German Immigrants in Southern Brazil: Religion and Language.” Jahrbuch Für Geschichte Von Staat, Wirtschaft Und Gesellschaft: Lateinamerikas 26 (1989): 295-308.
  • Grover, Mark L. "The Mormon Priesthood Revelation and the São Paulo, Brazil Temple."  Dialogue 23 (Spring, 1990): 39-53.
  • Grover, Mark L. “Mormonism in Brazil: Religion and Dependency in Latin America.” Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Indiana University, 1985.
  • Grover, Mark L. "Relief Society and Church Welfare: The Brazilian Experience" Dialogue 27 (Winter, 1994): 29-38.
  • Grover, Mark L. “Religious Accommodation in the Land of Racial Democracy: Mormon Priesthood and Black Brazilians.” Dialogue 17 (Autumn, 1984): 23-34.
  • Maia de Amorim, Nádia Fernanda.  Os Mormons em Alagoas:  Religião e relações raciais.  São Paulo: FFLCH/USP, 1986.
  • Martins, Marcus Helvécio T. A. “The Oak Tree Revisited: Brazilian LDS Leaders’ Insights on the Growth of the Church in Brazil,” Unpublished Ph. D. dissertation, Brigham Young University, 1996.

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Chile

  • Acevedo A., Rodolfo. Centro de Entrenamiento Misional Chile, 1981-1991. Santiago, Chile: s.n., 1992.
  • Acevedo, A., Rodolfo. Los Mormones en Chile. Santiago, Chile: Impresos y Publicaciones Cumora, 1990.
  • Knowlton, David. “Mormonism in Chile,” in Douglas J. Davies, ed. Mormon Identities in Transition.  London: Cassell, 1996, pp. 68-79.
  • Palmer, A. Delbert. “Establishing the L.D.S. Church in Chile.” Unpublished Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, 1979.
  • Palmer, A. Delbert and Mark L. Grover. “Hoping to Establish a Presence: Parley P. Pratt’s 1851 Mission to Chile.”  BYU Studies 38 (1999): 115-38.
  • Tullis, F. Lamond. “California and Chile in 1851 as Experienced by the Mormon Apostle Parley P. Pratt.” Southern California Quarterly 67 (Fall, 1985): 291-307.

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 Colombia

  • Historia de la iglesia en Colombia: suplemento para el curso de historia de la iglesia. Bogotá, Colombia: Sistema Educativo de la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Ultimos Días, 1986.

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 Venezuela

  • Un bosquejo de la historia de la Iglesia en Venezuela. Caracas: Sistema Educativo de la Iglesia, La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Ultimos Días, 1986.

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IV. Latinos in the United States

  • Embry, Jessie L.  In His Own Language: Mormon Spanish-Speaking Congregations in the United States, Provo, Utah: Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, Brigham Young University, 1997.
  • Iber, Jorge.  Hispanics in the Mormon Zion: 1912-1999. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2000.
  • Knowlton, Clark.  "Social Accommodation in Utah."  In Essays on the American West, 1974-1975, ed. Thomas G. Alexander.  Provo, UT:  Brigham Young University Press, 1976, pp. 79-108.
  • Mayer, Vicente V., Jr., ed.  Utah:  A Hispanic History.  Salt Lake City, UT:  University of Utah, American West Center, 1975.
  • Mayer, Vicente V.  "After Escalante:  The Spanish-Speaking People of Utah."  In The Peoples of Utah, ed. Helen A. Papanikolas.  Salt Lake City, UT:  Utah State Historical Society, 1976, pp. 437-469.
  • Rivera, Orlando.  "Mormonism and the Chicano."  In The Expanding Church Among the Nations and Cultures of Man, ed. F. LaMond Tullis.  Provo, UT:  Brigham Young University Press, 1978, pp. 115-126.

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