Mormonism: Still a Decidedly American Religion

A great cloud of journalists and scholars have characterized Mormonism as an American religion. Leo Tolstoy reportedly called it the American religion.[1] Born and based in the United States, the LDS Church teaches that the Garden of Eden is in … Continue reading

Moving “According to the Ancient Priesthood:” Margaret Toscano’s Vision

Margaret Toscano, “Priesthood Matters: Should Mormon Women Follow the Example of the Catholic Womenpriest Movement?” talk given at Sunstone Symposium 27 July 2012. In an impassioned speech at the Sunstone Symposium last month, Margaret Toscano called for both leaders and … Continue reading

Religion in Translation: The Role of Scholarship in Fostering Understanding

Widespread respect is usually hard won in the realm of religion. [1] In the Greco-Roman world, the religion that was most esteemed was the religion of the ancient city-state, or polis. As a member of a polis community, one participated … Continue reading