Terryl Givens on Mormon History, Culture, and Fitness for Political Office in the United States

November 7, 2007

Terryl Givens discusses the paradoxes inherent in Mormon culture’s relationship to American society — following on the theme of his book People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Cultureat the Oxford University Press blog today. An administrator of the OUPblog has pointed out in a comment here at ABEV that Professor Givens wrote the blog post. It seems like a fascinating introduction to the concepts addressed in the book but also addresses a current issue of debate surrounding whether being a Mormon should disqualify someone for political office in the United States. Read the rest of this entry »