The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints General Handbook of Instructions, or at least the section that’s for all inquiring eyes, are eagerly awaited as much by members as historians, reporters, and activists. A new release can be a quiet way for the church leadership to make a policy or priority change. Mormon historian and author Michael Harold Paulos has prepared an article on the history of the LDS General Handbook of Instruction, which includes its evolution, changes as well as information on leaders who had an impact its evolution. Paulos’ essay will be in an upcoming Journal of Mormon History.
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