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 “Fomenting the Pot”: The Life of the Mind

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1930s and 40s saw an intellectual high point in Mormon history with B. H. Roberts, James E. Talmage, and John Widtsoe. Brigham Young University flourished, but intellectual freedom and academic ... More


Taking Religion Seriously in Public Universities

Warren A. Nord

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Nord argues that the study of religion is necessary if students are to understand either the religious or the secular dimensions of the world in which they live and concludes that taking religion ... More


Complications, Concerns, and Clarifications

Warren A. Nord

in Does God Make a Difference?: Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199766888
eISBN:
9780199895038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766888.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter has two main tasks. The first is to acknowledge a complication. It says something about academic freedom and resolves a potential tension between the positions taken in Chapters 5 and 6 ... More


The Charles Curran Affair

Mark S. Massa

in The American Catholic Revolution: How the Sixties Changed the Church Forever

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199734122
eISBN:
9780199866373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734122.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

After writing the Mayflower Declaration in 1968, Charles Curran set about a scholarly agenda of showing how and why the pope’s condemnation was, from a theological point of view, problematic. This ... More


In Praise of Diverse Teaching Contexts

Perry L. Glanzer, Nathan F. Alleman, and George Marsden

in The Outrageous Idea of Christian Teaching

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190056483
eISBN:
9780190056513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056483.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the importance of a just educational system for nurturing different kinds of identity-informed teaching within specific types of university environments, including ecclesial ... More


University Theology as a Service to the Church: December 6–7, 1988

Avery Cardinal Dulles

in Church and Society: The Laurence J. McGinley Lectures, 1988-2007

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228621
eISBN:
9780823236619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228621.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The concept of university theology is necessarily somewhat vague. Patristic theology, for instance, had a particularly pastoral character since it was closely linked with the ... More


The Aftermath of the Censure

Isabel Iribarren

in Durandus of St Pourcain: A Dominican Theologian in the Shadow of Aquinas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199282319
eISBN:
9780191603426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282315.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents the aftermath of the censure and the ‘forensic’ turn which the discussion took in the years immediately following. The ... More


American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940 

Thomas W. Simpson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628639
eISBN:
9781469628653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628639.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In the closing decades of the nineteenth century, college-age Latter-day Saints began undertaking a remarkable intellectual pilgrimage to the nation's elite universities, including Harvard, Columbia, ... More


Evolution and Its Discontents, 1896–1920

Thomas W. Simpson

in American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940 

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628639
eISBN:
9781469628653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628639.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

After Utah attained its statehood, Mormons inhabited altered landscapes of anxiety and ambition. Despite experiencing meaningful new forms of acceptance and freedom, they still felt the sting of ... More


Introduction: Mormonism Reframed

Thomas W. Simpson

in American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940 

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628639
eISBN:
9781469628653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628639.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Because nineteenth-century Mormons could never fully realize their separatist dream of building the Kingdom of God in North America, the history of Mormonism has involved highly complex contacts and ... More


Anti-intellectualism Rejected and Reborn, 1920–1940

Thomas W. Simpson

in American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940 

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628639
eISBN:
9781469628653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628639.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Mormon intellectual life suffered acutely in the wake of turmoil at Brigham Young University in 1911, but less than a decade later, major changes in church leadership and educational policy would ... More


Conclusion: Mormonism Uncharted

Thomas W. Simpson

in American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940 

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628639
eISBN:
9781469628653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628639.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Scholars studying the Mormon past have documented the manifold ways in which external pressure—economic, political, and legal—forced Mormons to abandon their isolated quest for purity and their deep ... More


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