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Netflix’s “Godless” replays old battle between Mormons and Americans

19 Jan Read
From Janiece Johnson

NOTE: This post contains spoilers about the Netflix series Godless. Since the nineteenth century, a public battle has been waged about the citizenship of Mormons in “Christian America.” Entire books have been written about ways Mormons have been otherized while fighting for perceived respectability. This battle resurfaced recently in the new “must-see” Netflix series Godless. The world […]

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Maxwell Institute teams up with University of Illinois Press on Journal of Book of Mormon Studies

17 Jan Read
From Joseph Spencer

In 1975, the University of Illinois Press published Robert Bruce Flanders’s book Nauvoo: Kingdom on the Mississippi. That publication marked the beginning of what would become a longstanding commitment on the part of UIP to make available solid academic work on the Latter-day Saint tradition. They’ve produced some of the most influential titles in the field of […]

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When it comes to discipleship and scholarship, Richard Bushman says “we are in this together”

09 Jan Read
From Blair Hodges

Historian Richard Bushman says he was reluctant to go along with it when Jerry Bradford, former Maxwell Institute executive director, suggested a festschrift in his honor. But when Spencer Fluhman, Kathleen Flake, and Jed Woodworth started planning one anyway, he began to see the possibilities. This would be an opportunity to gather scholars—Latter-day Saints as […]

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