The Mormon Lens on American History

According to The New York Times’ Jennifer Schuessler, there is a “growing cadre of young scholars of Mormonism” who are capitalizing on the “Mormon moment,” sparked in part by Mitt Romney’s candidacy. “Books relating to Mormon history are appearing in the catalogs of top academic presses” while sociologists, philosophers and gender studies scholars are also studying the LDS Church. Patrick Mason, the chairman of Mormon studies at Claremont Graduate University in California, notes that “people are seeing right now that Mormonism is a great laboratory for studying all kinds of questions about religion and the modern world.”

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