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Against DogmatismDwelling in Faith and Doubt

Against Dogmatism: Dwelling in Faith and Doubt

Madhuri M. Yadlapati

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037948
eISBN:
9780252095207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037948.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Many contemporary discussions of religion take an absolute, intractable approach to belief and nonbelief that privileges faith and dogmatism while treating doubt as a threat to religious values. As ... More

Eugene EnglandA Mormon Liberal

Eugene England: A Mormon Liberal

Kristine L. Haglund

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252043932
eISBN:
9780252052866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043932.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Eugene England was that rarest of creatures—a liberal Mormon. He was a believer, deeply rooted in his inherited faith, and he possessed the small-l liberal virtues of openness to new ideas, a ... More

Kirtland TempleThe Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

David J. Howlett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038488
eISBN:
9780252096372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038488.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The only temple completed by Mormonism's founder, Joseph Smith Jr., the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio, receives 30,000 Mormon pilgrims every year. Though the site is sacred to all Mormons, the ... More

Mojo Workin'The Old African American Hoodoo System

Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores African Americans' experience and practice of the herbal, healing folk belief tradition known as Hoodoo. Working against conventional scholarship, the book argues that Hoodoo ... More

Return to the City of JosephModern Mormonism's Contest for the Soul of Nauvoo

Return to the City of Joseph: Modern Mormonism's Contest for the Soul of Nauvoo

Scott C. Esplin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042102
eISBN:
9780252050855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042102.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the 1840s, Nauvoo, Illinois, was a religious boomtown, the headquarters for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), a controversial religion whose theology, social practices, ... More

Thunder from the RightEzra Taft Benson in Mormonism and Politics

Thunder from the Right: Ezra Taft Benson in Mormonism and Politics

Matthew L. Harris (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042256
eISBN:
9780252051081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042256.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The essays in this volume probe Ezra Taft Benson’s remarkable, though controversial, career as a religious leader in the Mormon Church, political figure in the Eisenhower administration, and ... More

Vardis FisherA Mormon Novelist

Vardis Fisher: A Mormon Novelist

Michael Austin

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044090
eISBN:
9780252053030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044090.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book reevaluates the influence of Mormon religion and regional culture on the work of Western American novelist Vardis Fisher (1895-1968). Fisher was born and raised in an isolated Southern ... More

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