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Mormonism: The Most American Religion (feat. McKay Coppins & Kathleen Flake):
Season 2, Episode 8

Hosted by Stephen Betts.

Today on Scholars & Saints, we’re chatting with McKay Coppins, a Latter-day Saint journalist who has covered American politics for Newsweek,…

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Mormons & Secularism (feat. Peter Coviello & Kathleen Flake):
Season 2, Episode 5

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

On this episode of Scholars & Saints, we’re chatting about Mormons and secularism. In his recent book Make Yourselves Gods: Mormons…

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Mormons & American Politics (feat. David Campbell & Kathleen Flake):
Season 1, Episode 3

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

From the early days of Joseph Smith’s religious movement, Mormons have creatively navigated tensions with American culture and government through political…

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Postponed – The First Vision, Then and Now: A Bicentennial Observance

The “The First Vision, Then and Now: A Bicentennial Observance” is postponed and the date is to be determined. More information will be forthcoming.

Invited…

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Scripture and Literature in the Nineteenth-Century United States

“Scripture and Literature in the Nineteenth-Century United States”, is an interdisciplinary symposium to be held at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland,…

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J. Reuben Clark Law Society 2020 Annual Conference

Kathleen Flake will speak at the Annual Conference of the. J. Reuben Clark Law Society, held February 27-29, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona at ASU’s…

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The First Vision of Joseph Smith, Jr.: 200 Years On

“The First Vision of Joseph Smith, Jr: 200 Years On”, is a two-day conference to be held at The Huntington Library in…

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American Academy of Religion Presentation

Kathleen Flake, the Richard Lyman Bushman Professor of Mormon Studies at the University of Virginia, will give a presentation at the American Academy of…

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Workshop: Scripture and Romance Literature in 19th Century United States

Several scholars of literary and religious texts met at the University of Virginia in mid-June to discuss the co-constitution of literature and scripture in…

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’Civil Religion’ Fifty Years Later

At Fordham University’s Center on Religion and Culture, Professor Flake delivered a paper entitled “’Civil Religion’ Fifty Years Later.”

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