Speaker: Cristina Rosetti

Theological Development in Mormon Fundamentalism

This panel will explore “doctrinal formation” in a broader sense: where different fundamentalist ideas came from, and how different groups and individuals have interpreted, rejected, or altered doctrine based on their historical understanding, experiences, and beliefs. Lindsay Hansen Park, Jacob Vidrine, Cristina Rosetti, Kris Wray, Drew Ostler

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Book Review: Colleen McDannell and Sister Saints

Cristina Rosetti sits down with Dr. Colleen McDannell to talk about her new book, Sister Saints: Mormon Women Since the End of Polygamy. Dr. McDannell is the Sterling M. McMurrin Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Utah. Her research covers topics such as the history of Heaven, Vatican II, material culture, and now, …

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Leonard J. Arrington and His Diaries

With his call as official LDS Church Historian in 1972, Leonard J. Arrington was given a mandate to professionalize its historical publications. Arrington’s team was prolific and its output impressive, but before long, they encountered opposition from a few members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and church bureaucrats. Signature Books’s long awaited, 2,600-page …

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Mormon Women and Alternative Spiritual Practices

In recognition of the gendered nature of spiritual authority within institutional Mormonism, many Mormon women have sought increased representation by seeking female ordination and encouraging further discussion of the divine feminine. Outside of institutional channels, many have also begun to look toward alternative practices to harness the power of God in their lives. These practices …

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