Journal review gives top rating to encyclopedia

The Encyclopedia of Mormonism, a comprehensive reference work on "the history, scripture, doctrine and procedure of the Church" published by Macmillan Publishing Company, has received a prestigious starred review in the Library Journal.

The star adjacent to the title in the review is the highest rating offered by the respected professional journal for librarians that is widely distributed throughout the United States. The encyclopedia was produced by LDS scholars and contributors under the direction of Daniel H. Ludlow."A tremendous amount of material is presented here, and one of the outstanding strengths of the set is access to material through the combination of the outline, cross references, and index," explained the review.

"Seeing the Mormons and their traditions through their own eyes, readers gain insight into Mormon self-understanding, which `objective' treatments often lack."

The encyclopedia, concluded the review, "is outstanding in form and substance and demands a place in public and academic collections."