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MIPodcast #91—The contested history of religious freedom, with Tisa Wenger

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From Blair Hodges

In this episode, historian Tisa Wenger of Yale University joins us to talk about religious freedom—the legal right to worship according to the dictates of a person’s own conscience. An important ideal to be sure, but—as historians like Wenger are fond of saying—it’s complicated. We’re talking about her new book Religious Freedom: The Contested History […]

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MIConversations #8—Thomas Wirthlin McConkie, “The spiritual journey”

26 Mar Read
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From The Maxwell Institute

Maxwell Institute Conversations are special episodes of the Maxwell Institute Podcast, hosted by Terryl Givens and created in collaboration with Faith Matters Foundation. Audio and video available. Thomas Wirthlin McConkie was born into a prominent American Latter-day Saint family, but the faith didn’t resonate with him as a teenager. He disconnected from the Church and […]

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VIDEO—Xi Lian, “Opposing Totalitarianism in the Name of God”

24 Mar Read
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From The Maxwell Institute

Xi Lian’s MI Guest Lecture is now available to watch online: “Opposing Totalitarianism in the Name of God: Lin Zhao’s Martyrdom in Mao’s China.” Watch In 1968, at the height of China’s Cultural Revolution, 36-year-old poet and journalist Lin Zhao was executed inside Shanghai’s Tilanqiao Prison for her open and unbending opposition to what she […]

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