Mormonism in the American Experience:
Schedule & Readings

Week One (June 25-27)

Mormonism & the Academic Study of Religion:

Historical Precursors/Nineteenth Century American Christianity:

Week Two (July 2, no class July 4)

click here for Van Dyke's slides for week 2

Nineteenth Century American Christianity II:

Mormon Beginnings & its Reception:

Week Three (July 9-11)

click here for Theodemocracy paper

The Development of Mormonism and the Challenge of American Pluralism:

Week Four (July 16-18)

click here for "The Emergence of the National Parties in Utah"

Twentieth Century Mormonism: Accommodation, Neo-Orthodoxy, and the Social Gospel:

  • Barry Hankins, The Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy in Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism: A Documentary Reader (New York University Press, 2008) - Pending

Week Five (July 23-25)

Race & Gender:

Week Six (July 30-August 1)

Mormonism in Contemporary Christian Culture:

 Week Seven (August 6-8)

click here for Birch's slides through week 7       click here for the PBS Documentary "American Prophet"

Mormonism in Contemporary Political Culture:

Mormonism & Contemporary Media: