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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


The Objective Reality of the First Vision Is Questioned

Steven C. Harper

in First Vision: Memory and Mormon Origins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199329472
eISBN:
9780190063092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199329472.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In the early twentieth century, intellectuals became interested in Joseph Smith’s first vision for the first time. A few scholars offered naturalistic explanations. Academic interest in Joseph ... More


Fundamentalism

Steven C. Harper

in First Vision: Memory and Mormon Origins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199329472
eISBN:
9780190063092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199329472.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

J. Reuben Clark’s 1938 speech to Mormon religious educators established a litmus test of orthodoxy based on belief in the historicity of Joseph Smith’s first vision. Dale Morgan and then Fawn Brodie ... More


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