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Mormon Studies at Virginia fosters rigorous scholarship within the academy and respectful understanding of Mormonism among the wider publics the academy serves.

Mormon Studies

Mormon Studies at the University of Virginia fosters rigorous scholarship within the academy and respectful understanding of Mormonism among the wider publics the academy serves. It treats Mormonism as both a topic and a tool: illuminating it as a specific object of study, but also using it as a means to better understand the elementary features and functions of religion.

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Mormon Studies at the University of Virginia is situated in the American Religious History area of the Department of Religion's graduate and undergraduate program. Students specialize in Mormon Studies by working closely with the Bushman Professor and in collaboration with other faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences.

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The Bushman Professorship of Mormon Studies is firmly established in one the world's most elite universities. The program's uniqueness is further defined by its proximity to the birthplace of Mormonism and placement within an unusually large Religious Studies Department. Already robust, Mormon Studies at UVA has the potential to become a singular force in the academic study and public discussion of Mormonism.

Both in terms of its heritage and its uniquely strong Religious Studies faculty, no program is better positioned to facilitate the teaching of and research in Mormonism—its beliefs, practices, American origins and global reach—than the University of Virginia. We invite you to adapt and put to educational use the resources provided by our students and faculty.

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Prof. Kathleen Flake

Richard Lyman Bushman Chair of Mormon Studies