Joseph Smith

Excerpt

How Mormons Became American

Acentury ago, it was once a simple matter to assume a norm for American culture and situate the Mormon well outside it. Polygamy was likened …

By Terryl Givens

Editor’s Note

What War on Religion?

In July of 1844, word reached New York that Joseph Smith Jr., founder of the LDS Church, had been murdered by a mob in Illinois. …

By Tiffany Stanley

Review

The Art of Jon McNaughton, the Tea Party’s Painter

Editor’s Note: Utah-based artist Jon McNaughton has received a lot of attention from both the press and political pundits. Much of this attention has been …

By David Morgan

Report

Why Do Mormons Love the Fourth of July So Much?

Tonight, one of the nation’s biggest Fourth of July celebrations will take place in Provo, Utah, in front of 50,000 people at Brigham Young University’s …

By Benjamin E. Park

Essay

The Long Approach to the “Mormon Moment”

Unless you have been living in a cave or asleep for the last half year, you know that we are living in an era that …

By Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp

States of the Union

Writers tell us stories about where they discovered religion and politics in their states.

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An Autoworker Reconciles God and Mammon

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