The end of an era

By: J. Stapley - May 25, 2008

I am a chemist by training, but Mormon history has always been open to dilettants (for good and ill). Still, as I ran headlong into the ocean of Mormon historiography, without the mentorship of many I would have been churned and released, to lie recovering on the sand. Without question, the measure that I am able to swim through the vast primary sources and previous works today can mostly be traced back to the kind aid of Justin. I know of no individual with his bibliographic breadth, keen insight and editorial skill.

As he moves on to other endeavors, I wish him well, and thank him.


  1. Indeed, this is a loss. Let’s hope that this burnout is just temporary.

    Comment by David G. — 5/26/2008 @ 12:33 am

  2. I’m not sure if it is burnout, but we are all at a definite loss.

    Comment by J. Stapley — 5/26/2008 @ 11:23 am

  3. He called it “burnout” (in reference to blogging) in a private email to me.

    Comment by David G. — 5/26/2008 @ 12:46 pm

  4. Thank you, J.

    Comment by Justin — 5/27/2008 @ 8:37 am

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