35 years ago today - Feb 18, 1989

The announcement that New York's Macmillan Publishing Company has contracted with BYU to publish the multi-volume 'Encyclopedia of Mormonism.' Under direct supervision of apostles Neal A. Maxwell and Dallin H. Oaks, the church intends this to be a public-relations publication. Published in 1992, the encyclopedia's content is so heavily managed by the apostles and four other general authorities with "special assignments" that its editor Daniel H. Ludlow (official of the Church Correlation Committee) disclaims: "In no sense does the Encyclopedia have the force and authority of scripture."

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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