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Mormonism: A Scrutinized, Yet Evolving Faith

posted on November 30, 2012

At NPR, Barbara Bradley Hagerty reports on the recent evolution of Mormonism. Hagerty writes that the religion’s changing beliefs have allowed Mormonism to be seen by Americans, historically skeptical even antagonistic toward the LDS Church, as more mainstream. Patrick Mason, a professor and chairman of the Mormon Studies program at Claremont Graduate University, said, “I think this election cycle is the culmination of what we’ve seen in Mormonism for the past hundred years. I mean, this is exactly what Mormonism has sought to achieve ever since it gave up polygamy and its political kingdom.”

Read at NPR