Speaker: Doe Daughtrey

MORMONISM IN THE ACADEMY

MORMONISM IN THE ACADEMY Courses and programs in Mormon studies are being established across the country. Panel members will discuss the challenges, tensions, and rewards of teaching and studying Mormon history, literature, and culture outside LDS-sponsored institutions and with both member and non-member students in the same classroom. Panelists will also discuss the current place …

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MORMONISM IN THE ACADEMY

MORMONISM IN THE ACADEMY Courses and programs in Mormon studies are being established across the country. Panel members will discuss the challenges, tensions, and rewards of teaching Mormon history, literature, and culture to both member and non-member students in the same classroom. Panelists will also discuss the current place of Mormon studies in the academy …

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TRANSLATING MORMONISM ABROAD: A CHURCH WITH MANY FACES

AZ06013, TRANSLATING MORMONISM ABROAD: A CHURCH WITH MANY FACES The LDS Church has grown beyond American borders so that now more of its members reside outside the U.S. than within. It is clear that, despite institutional centralization, variation of international LDS attitudes and practices is inexorably tied to a country’s national and political history. This …

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Big Love, Big Issues

Big Love, Big Issues The new HBO series, Big Love, has created quite a stir among media watchers, cultural critics, and Mormons. Why the buzz? The show centers on the family of Bill Hendrickson, the owner of a growing chain of home-improvement stores who owns three homes of his own, each occupied by one of …

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Telling Stories, Taking Sides, Breaking Bones, Or Saving Lives?: Personal Disclosure, Conflict, And Faith In Martha Beck’s ‘Leaving The Saints’

The publication of Martha Beck’s Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith, has generated intense controversy and conflict, not only for its treatment of Mormonism, but also regarding issues of consistency, disclosure, memory reliability, and the intersection between personal integrity and faith. This panel composed of LDS and non-LDS feminists …

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Mormon Mantras

In Eastern spiritual traditions, mantras are practiced to assist persons in overcoming mindless, conditioned behavior and to align themselves with the divine. Do some Mormon cultural “mantras”, repetitive phrases and ideas that organize the internal lives of many Latter-day Saints, serve the same liberating function, or do they, at times, inhibit individual spiritual growth? Are …

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American Prophets: Edgar Cayce And Joseph Smith

Two American farm boys have come to be honored and revered over the world for their understanding of the divine, their inspirational advice, and their prophetic insights. From their first visions to their mystical revelations, this paper explores the similarities, differences, and legacies of these two American prophets. Jennifer Chandler Jones, Doe Daughtrey

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