Research update on Mormon healing

By: J. Stapley - April 19, 2008

As some know, Kris and I have worked together for the past couple of years doing research on Mormon healing. Our earliest work has focused on the liturgical aspects of Mormon healing, but we intend to eventually get to medical science as well. We recently found out that our paper, “‘They Shall Be Made Whole’: A History of Baptism for Health,” has been accepted by the Journal of Mormon History. We also just finished up our next paper, “The Forms and the Power: The Development of Mormon Ritual Healing to 1847” and are looking forward to seeing what the editors say about it. I think they are both exciting papers, but now it is on to the next thing. (more…)