Gary James Bergera

Gary James Bergera is the managing director of the Smith-Pettit Foundation and former managing director of Signature Books. Adept and managing and directing things, he is also the former director of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. A tireless and talented editor, Bergera edited several publications integral to the study of Mormon history, including Line Upon Line: Essays on Mormon Doctrine, On Desert Trails with Everett Ruess, The Autobiography of B.H. Roberts, Statements of the First Presidency, and companion volumes Joseph Smith’s Quorum of the Anointed, 1842-1845, and The Nauvoo Endowment Companies, 1845-1846, which he co-edited with friend and accomplice Devery S. Anderson.

When not editing, Bergera found time to write, co-authoring Brigham Young University: A House of Faith, with Ronald Priddis and contributing essays to The Prophet Puzzle: Interpretative Essays on Joseph Smith, Religion, Feminism, and Freedom of Conscience: A Mormon/Humanist Dialogue and The Search for Harmony: Essays on Science and Mormonism. He is a recipient of the prestigious Best Article Ward from the Mormon History Association, and continues to publish works pertaining to Mormon history.

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