With the growth of the LDS Church worldwide, I think few academics of Mormonism disagree that the Church’s international progress deserve more attention. Even so, I was surprised when I compiled a list of international publications from last year. The list is substantial.
I hope to post a list like this each year, in order to call attention to both the studies being done and the attention that international issues deserve.
I’ve added some comments throughout the list, including translations of titles not in English.
- Bizimana, John Yves. Escape from Rwanda: A True Story of Faith, Hope, and Survival. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 2010.
- Buxton, Deanna. Worldwide Ward Cookbook: Mom’s Best Recipes: more than 250 recipes from LDS moms around the globe. American Fork, UT: Covenant Communications, 2010.
- Dana, Bruce E. Die drei Nephiten. LDS Books, 2008. [German translation of The Three Nephites and Other Translated Beings. Released to stores this year, but to members of LDS Books in 2008.]
- Hales, Brian C. Der Schleier. LDS Books, 2007. [German translation of The Veil. Released to stores this year, but to members of LDS Books in 2007.]
- Heilmann, Peter. Pinus Amatus: Erlebnisse mit meinem gehörlosen geliebten Enkel. Books on Demand, 2010. [German: Pinus Amatus: Experiences with my beloved deaf grandson.]
- Jones, Gracia N. Emma & Lucy. LDS Books, 2008. [German translation of Emma and Lucy. Released to stores this year, but to members of LDS Books in 2008.]
- Kuehne, Raymond. Henry Burkhardt: Ein Leben für die Kirche Jesu Christi der Heiligen der Letzten Tage in der DDR. Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2010. [German: Henry Burkhardt : A Life of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the GDR.]
- Kuehne, Raymond. Mormonen und Staatsbürger: Eine dokumentierte Geschichte der Kirche Jesu Christ der Heiligen der Letzten Tage in der DDR. Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2010. [German: Mormons as Citizens of a Communist State: A Documentary History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the GDR. — apparently the German original of the next item.]
- ———. Mormons as Citizens of A Communist State: A Documentary History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in East Germany, 1945-1990. S: University of Utah Press, 2010.
- Nelson, Glen, ed. On Sunday: Mormon Portraits of a Global Church. New York: Mormon Artists Group, 2010.
- Newton, Marjorie. From Tiki to Temple: The Story of the New Zealand Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, 1854 1958. Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2010.
- Nielsen, Rex. Aquilo que nos move: os melhores contos do concurso Parley P. Pratt de contos mórmons, 2010 (Portuguese Edition). New York: Edições Samuel Lamanite, 2010. [Portuguese: What Moves Us: the best short stories of the Parley P. Pratt Mormon short stories contest, 2010.]
- Nielson, Reid L. Early Mormon Missionary Activities in Japan, 1901-1924. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2010.
- Olivera, Dardo H. A la Manera del Señor: Nosotros, la iglesia y el pueblo del convenio. (Spanish Edition). Createspace, 2010. [Spanish: In the Lord’s Way: Us, the church and the covenant people.]
- Whetten, LaVon Brown. Colonia Juarez: Commemorating 125 Years of the Mormon Colonies in Mexico. Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse, 2010.
- Thornton, Scott. Delivered by Hope – One Woman’s Remarkable Journey from Sierra Leone to Temple Square. DVD. Salt Lake City: Excel Entertainment, 2010.
- B., Morgan. “From brutal ally to humble believer: Mormon colonists’ image of Pancho Villa.” New Mexico Historical Review 85, no. 2 (2010): 109-129.
- Carter, Steve. “The Rise of the Nazi Dictatorship and its Relationship with the Mormon Church in Germany, 1933-1939.” Internation Journal of Mormon Studies 3, no. 1 (2010): 56-89.
- Chapman, Don. “Néstor Curbelo. The History of the Mormons in Argentina.” Journal of Mormon History 36, no. 3 (Summer 2010): 234-238.
- Cragun, Ryan T. “The Secular Transition: The Worldwide Growth of Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Seventh-day Adventists*.” Sociology of Religion 71, no. 3 (2010): 349-373.
- Euvrard, Christian. “Review: The Mission Of Mormonism In Norway, 1851-1920.” International Journal of Mormon Studies 3, no. 1 (2010): 145-154.
- Feher, J. Sherman. “Virginia Hatch Romney and Richard O. Cowan.The Colonia Juárez Temple: A Prophet’s Inspiration.” Journal of Mormon History 36, no. 3 (Summer 2010): 239-241.
- Gavin, Sherrie L. M. “An Independent Companion: Ethel Parton and the Australian Relief Society.” Journal of Mormon History 36, no. 1 (Winter 2010): 145-177.
- Grover, Mark L. “Helvécio Martins: First Black General Authority.” Journal of Mormon History 36, no. 3 (Summer 2010): 27-53.
- Hardy, Jeffrey. “Review: Mormony v Rossii: put’ dlinnoi v stoletie.” International Journal of Mormon Studies 3, no. 1 (2010): 155-159.
- Jones, Zachary Ray. “Review: German Saints at War.” International Journal of Mormon Studies 3, no. 1 (2010): 160-164.
- Lee, Matthew R. “Reid L. Neilson, Global Mormonism in the 21st Century.” Journal of Mormon History 36, no. 1 (Winter 2010): 258-260.
- Munro, J. B. “Mormon Colonization Scheme for Vancouver Island.” Washington Historical Quarterly 25, no. 4 (2010).
- Numano, Jiro. “Hasty Baptisms in Japan: The Early 1980s in the LDS Church.” Journal 36, no. 4 (Fall 2010): 18-40.
- Östman, Kim B. “From Finland to Zion: Immigration to Utah in the Nineteenth Century.” Journal of Mormon History 36, no. 4 (Fall 2010): 166-207.
- ———. “Johnnie Glad, The Mission of Mormonism in Norway, 1851–1920: A Study and Analysis of the Reception Process.” Journal of Mormon History 36, no. 1 (Winter 2010): 239-242.
- ———. “Mormons, Civil Authorities and Lutheran Clergy in Finland, 1875-1889.” Scandinavian Journal of History 35, no. 3 (2010): 268-289.
- Pelland, Marie-Andrée, and Dianne Casoni. “Vicissitudes de l’identité sociale et allégations d’entorses aux lois chez un groupe de mormons polygames canadiens = The problems of social identity and allegations of legal infringements in a group of Canadian polygamous Mormons.” Déviance et société 34, no. 1 (2010): 49-69.
- Rigal-Cellard, Bernadette, Carter Charles, and Régis Dericquebourg. “Mormonisme, États et Sociétés – Colloque international.” Transatlantica 2009, no. 2 (2010). [Mormonism, States and Societies – International Symposium]
- Romney, Joseph Barnard. ““The Lord, God of Israel, Brought Us out of Mexico!” Junius Romney and the 1912 Mormon Exodus.” Journal of Mormon History 36, no. 4 (Fall 2010): 208-258.
- Sherlock-Taselaar, Ingrid. “Religious Freedom in Belgium: A Limited Study of Challenges as experienced by LDS Children and Youth in Flemish Classrooms from the 1970’s until Today.” Internation Journal of Mormon Studies 3, no. 1 (2010): 90-101.
- Vanel, Chrystal. “The History of the RLDS Church/Community of Christ in France.” John Whitmer Historical Association Journal 30 (2010): 206-221.
- Wilcox, John. “Notes from Abroad: island of the Misfit Mormons (??.” Sunstone, no. 158 (March 2010): 12.
- Woods, Fred E. “Halldór Laxness and the Latter-day Saints: The Story behind the Novel Paradísarheimt.” BYU Studies 49, no. 3 (2010): 46-74.
- Zorn, T. E., M. Richardson, C. K. Weaver, and E. Gilbert. “Technology uptake among older, Mormon Maori: Themes, tensions, and intersections.” Australian Journal of Communication 37, no. 1 (2010): 1-16.
- Bingley, F. James. “Becoming American: the Welsh Mormon journey.” Ph.D. Dissertation, Houston, TX: University of Houston, 2010.
In particular, the work of Reid Neilsen and Raymond Kuehne stand out for the volume of work and their academic nature. Outside of English, German seem to be the strongest language for publishing Mormon studies.
I should note that I am not at all certain that this is exhaustive. Its very possible that I’ve missed other items published this year. Please let me know of anything that I’ve missed.