Randy Powell wins Wildermuth Award with Islam/Mormon Presentation

In September of 2015, Randy Powell (MA student in Mormon Studies) attended the annual meeting of the John Whitmer Historical Association in Independence, Missouri. There he presented his research on nineteenth century Mormon views of Islam and how Latter-day Saints began to accept anti-Mormon comparisons to Islam as they felt it strengthened rather than hurt their religion. Randy’s essay won the Wildermuth Award, which included a five-hundred dollar cash prize.