Pioneers & The Mormon Trail (feat. Sara Patterson):
Season 1, Episode 4
November 4, 2020
Hosted by Stephen Betts.
The body has always played a central role in Latter-day Saint religious experience: touching, seeing, building, walking, sweating, and even bleeding sculpt the ways Latter-day Saints think about God, the world, and themselves. From the Gold Plates, to the Mormon Trail, to the Salt Lake Temple, Latter-day Saints mark and interpret space in ways that have profound implications for history and memory. Today I speak with Professor Sara Patterson about her recent book, Pioneers in the Attic: Place and Memory Along the Mormon Trail, published by Oxford University Press.