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Jones

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Episcopal minister Paul Jones is the focus of this collection which contains a scrapbook with pictures of his Logan years (1906-1913), pictures and documents related to construction of the new church building for St. John's Episcopal Church, issues of the publication The Portal, and articles about his career and the pacifist activities that resulted in his controversial resignation as Bishop of Utah in 1917.

 

 

The 1906 arrival in Logan, Utah of the Rev. Paul Jones and the Rev. Donald Johnston launched an era of high profile Episcopal ministry in the Logan, Utah, a predominantly Mormon community.  The two young priests were active proponents of the Social Gospel movement as well as Progressive Era reforms. Their vigorous public outreach, particularly with students at the Agricultural College of Utah, included establishing Logan's first lending library, installing the first tennis court and indoor shower, as well as publishing of a journal called The Portal, which contained articles on a variety of literary, theological, community and social reform issues. Johnston departed for Pennsylvania in 1911, and in 1913 Jones moved to Salt Lake City where he subsequently served as the Episcopal Bishop of Utah until being forced to resign in 1917 for his pacifist views during World War I.

 

 

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