Exquisite Manifestation: Displaying A Hybrid Spirituality

According to scholars, Mormons are the leading consumers of religious iconography and “kitsch,” as compared to members of other North American Christian denominations. These physical reflections of religious identity are important to Mormons, who routinely display various images and objects in multiple locations in their homes. With an emphasis on altars, this paper looks at the hybrid material products Latter-day Saints create when they integrate Mormonism with New Age and Pagan elements of the New Spirituality.

Doe Daughtrey