Podcast

MIPodcast #65—Womanist theology and Mormonism, with Janan Graham-Russell

When you think about your religious beliefs, your theology, how much consideration have you given to your race? How has the color of your skin affected your understanding of God, of Jesus Christ, or of your religious community? Maybe you’ve never thought much about it. If you’re a black Latter-day Saint in America, you virtually […]

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#64—Heresy, opposition, and becoming gods, with Adam J. Powell [MIPodcast]

Joseph Smith, the founding prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died at the hands of an angry mob in June of 1844. Shortly before his death he is reported to have made this bold declaration: “I should be like a fish out of water, if I were out of persecutions…the Lord […]

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#63—”Works of Love in a World of Violence,” with Deidre Green [MIPodcast]

Christians are commanded in scripture to love one another, to turn the other cheek and bless those who curse them. How can Christians meet these obligations when someone acts an abusive or even violent ways toward them? In this episode, we’re joined by Maxwell Institute visiting scholar Deidre Green. She is a theologian and author of […]

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#62—Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and “A House Full of Females” [MIPodcast]

In the late nineteenth century, a newspaper written and published by women and for women sprung up in what most Americans thought was the unlikeliest of locations: Utah, the home of the Mormons. Along the top of the newspaper the masthead proudly declared its concern: “The Rights of the Women of Zion, and the Rights […]

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