SOURCE: Washington Post
The Neal A. Maxwell Institute appears to be disavowing its previous connections to historian Benjamin Park. Is it because of his objections to some LDS leaders' positions on LGBTQ issues and masking and vaccination in response to COVID?
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Benjamin E. Park
"This matrix through which this conservative, religious coalition views the world enables them to summarily and efficiently dismiss arguments that don’t match their beliefs."
History Phd Spencer McBride describes his work on the Joseph Smith Papers project, which poses unexpected challenges to learn about the world of the LDS founder.
SOURCE: Religion News Service
by Jana Riess
A new collection of essays should spark consideration of long struggles by Mormon women to claim and exercise influence in the faith. The author fears that it won't.
by Betsy Gaines Quammen
In a country with segments of people who deny science, act on revelation, see regular events as either conspiratorial or supernatural, COVID-19 offers a platform for misinformation and agitation.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
by Casey Cep
In Nauvoo, Illinois, Smith established a theocracy, ran for President, and tested the limits of religious freedom.
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