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Scot and Maurine Proctor are the founders of the Latter-day Saint oriented website Meridian Magazine. They have also issued a revised edition of Lucy Mack Smith's history of Joseph Smith which reintroduces material from Lucy's 1845 manuscript that was removed before Lucy's history was originally published. This version of Lucy's history is cited by such scholars such as Susan Easton Black and Craig J. Ostler.[1][2] The Proctors' work is also among those cited in the bibliography to Scott R. Petersen's 2005 book Where Have All The Prophets Gone.[3] The Proctors have also published a new edition of the Autobiography of Parley Parker Pratt.

The Proctors have compiled a book Light from the Dust which presents photos of areas they believe are similar scenes to where the events of the Book of Mormon took place. For this book the Proctors did on-site studies in Oman.[4] Scholars such as Andrew H. Hedges though have quoted the Proctor's work,[5] although Fred W. Nelson of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute felt that their work was "less reputable" in the area of Book of Mormon geography and archaeology than that of "reputable scholars" such as John Clark or John Sorenson.[6]

The Proctors wrote The Gathering, Mormon Pioneers on the Trail to Zion. The Gathering was cited in the footnotes to Gregory A. Prince and William Robert Wright's book David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism.[7]

The Proctors are the parents of eleven children in their combined families from prior marriages. They reside in Fairfax, Virginia.

The Proctors have produced a DVD entitled Gordon B. Hinckley - Temple Builder.[8]

Maurine Jensen Proctor received her bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and her master's degree from Harvard University. She worked for the Chicago Sun-Times before she and her husband started their own magazine. She has also written a book entitled From Adams Rib to Women's Lib.[9]

Scot Facer Proctor is a professional photographer[10] who wrote Witness of the Light which was a photographic book about Joseph Smith.[11] The LDS Church has included his photos in their publications at times.[12][13]


  • Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt Revised and Enhanced Edition
  • Revised and Enhanced History of Joseph Smith by His Mother[14]
  • Gathering The Mormon Pioneers on the Trail to Zion
  • Creating a New Millennium: The Latter-day Saints in the Coming Century. ISBN 1-56236-236-4 [15]
  • Light From the Dust: A Photographic Exploration into the Ancient World of The Book of Mormon[16]

See also


  1. ^ Ostler, Craig J. (2008), "Teachings of President Joseph Smith", in Manscill, Craig K.; Freeman, Robert C.; Wright, Dennis (eds.), Presidents of the Church: The Lives and Teachings of the Modern Prophets, Springville, Utah: Cedar Fort, p. 29, ISBN 978-1-59955-163-0
  2. ^ Black, Susan Easton (2002), "Happiness in Womanhood", Ensign: 12
  3. ^ Petersen, Scott R. (2005), Where Have All The Prophets Gone, Springville, Cedar Fort, p. 373, ISBN 978-1555178475
  4. ^ Jensen, Rex, "Substantial new evidence identifies a lush area in the western corner of Oman as the possible location where Nephi built the ship that carried Lehi's family to the promised land",, retrieved [unreliable source?] - article about various attempts to pinpoint where Nephi built his ship
  5. ^ Hedges, Andrew H. (1999), ""All My Endeavors to Preserve Them": Protecting the Plates in Palmyra, 22 September-December 1827", Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, 8 (2): 14-23
  6. ^ Nelson, Fred W. (1997), "Review", FARMS Review, 9 (1): 25-27 |contribution= ignored (help)
  7. ^ Prince, Gregory A.; Wright, William Robert (2005), David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism, Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, p. 490
  8. ^ "Meridian Publishing: LDS Books and DVDs",, archived from the original on 2012-02-18 |contribution= ignored (help)
  9. ^ Proctor, Maurine Jensen (1981), From Adams Rib to Women's Lib, Salt Lake City, Utah: Bookcraft, ISBN 978-0884944256, OCLC 7564414
  10. ^ Wilmore, Garry (December 9, 2005), "Scot Proctor on photography", I miei cari amici ( - blog that mentions Scot Proctor is a photographer
  11. ^ Merrill, Kieth (April 27, 2009), "Kieth Merrill Reviews Scot Proctor's Witness of the Light. A Powerful Personal Tribute to the Prophet Joseph Smith", Meridian Magazine -- review of Witness of the Light in Meridian
  12. ^ Oaks, Dallin H. (April 2008), "The Atonement and Faith", Liahona - article mentioning that the background photo work was by Scot Proctor, sadly this link does not include the photo itself, only the attribution credits
  13. ^ Holman, Marianne (Feb 7, 2009), "Performing choir in nation's capital", Church News - article with photo by Scot Proctor
  14. ^ Bell, James P. (1999), "A Reader's Library: Efficacious Scholarship", Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, 8 (1): 72-73
  15. ^ This is actually a collection of essays with the Proctors as editors. One of the essays, by Kathleen Slaugh Bahr and Cheri A. Loveless was referenced in Camille S. Williams' work in David L. Paulsen and Donald W. Musser's book Mormonism in Dialogue with Contemporary Christian Theologies (see note 95 on page 292)
  16. ^ Nelson, Fred W. (1994), "Review", FARMS Review, 6 (2): 146-150 |contribution= ignored (help)


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