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An Apostolic Journey: Stephen L Richards and the Expansion of Missionary Work in South America By Richard E. Turley Jr. and Clinton D. Christensen

TitleAn Apostolic Journey: Stephen L Richards and the Expansion of Missionary Work in South America By Richard E. Turley Jr. and Clinton D. Christensen
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsPulido, Elisa Eastwood
JournalBYU Studies Quarterly
Volume59
Issue3
Pagination220–224
KeywordsLatter-day Saint History (1893-1955); Missionary Work
Abstract

The authors argue that tremendous growth of Church membership in South America began with Richards’s visit. Their intent is to create a record demonstrative of the strenuous efforts made by Richards in reviving the South American missions. The book jacket heralds this slim volume as the first history of the Church in Latin America from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century; the prologue offers a brief history of the Church in Latin America, beginning with Parley P. Pratt’s 1851 journey to Chile and concluding with a few cursory paragraphs on the history of the Church in other regions, including Central America and Mexico. The epilogue also offers a short summary of the growth of the Church in Latin America after Richards’s visit, followed by a timeline.

URLhttps://byustudies.byu.edu/article/an-apostolic-journey-stephen-l-richards-and-the-expansion-of-missionary-work-in-south-america-by-richard-e-turley-jr-and-clinton-d-christensen/