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Scholars & Saints Podcast

Hosted by doctoral student Stephen Betts, Scholars & Saints explores some of the most pressing issues and cutting-edge methods in Mormon Studies, and puts them in conversation with scholarship from the discipline of Religious Studies.

Latter-day Saints & Mormon Studies in West Africa (feat. Amaechi Okafor) Season 4, Episode 1

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

Amaechi Okafor, PhD Candidate in History at Concordia University, joins me to discuss his ethnographic fieldwork among Latter-day Saints in Nigeria….

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Joseph Smith’s Theology of Media (feat. John Durham Peters) Season 3, Episode 8

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

Professor John Durham Peters of Yale University joins me to discuss his 2016 essay in Critical Inquiry, “Recording Beyond the Grave: Joseph Smith’s…

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The Tragic Universe of Mormon Theologian Eugene England (feat. Terryl Givens) Season 3, Episode 7

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

I’m joined today by Terryl Givens, Neil A. Maxwell Senior Fellow at Brigham Young University’s Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship and…

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The LDS Church Corporation (feat. Nathan Oman & Kathleen Flake) Season 4, Episode 7

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

We’re chatting today with Professor Nathan Oman, Rollins Professor at William and Mary Law School about his article in the Journal of…

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Gender, Sexuality, and Mediated Mormonism(s) (feat. Brenda Weber & Kathleen Flake) Season 3, Episode 6

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

I’m joined today by my co-host Dr. Kathleen Flake and our guest, Dr. Brenda Weber, Dr. Weber is Provost Professor of…

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The Lost Tribes of Israel & The Book of Mormon (feat. Elizabeth Fenton & Kathleen Flake) Season 3, Episode 5

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

Professor Elizabeth Fenton of the University of Vermont joins me and guest co-host Professor Kathleen Flake to discuss the “Hebraic Indian…

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Mormon Transhumanism (feat. Jon Bialecki):
Season 3, Episode 4

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

In today’s podcast, we’re joined by Dr. Jon Bialecki, an anthropologist of American religions and religious transhumanism. We’re discussing Dr. Bialecki’s he’s…

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Mormons and Musical Theater (feat. Jake Johnson):
Season 3, Episode 3

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

In this episode I chat with Professor Jake Johnson of Oklahoma City University about his book Mormons, Musical Theater, and Belonging…

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Mormons & Mennonites in Mexico (feat. Rebecca Janzen):
Season 3, Episode 2

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

In this episode I chat with Professor Rebecca Janzen from the University of South Carolina about her book Liminial Sovereignty: Mennonites…

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Mormonism & Comparative Theology (feat. Joseph Spencer):
Season 3, Episode 1

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

On this episode of Scholars & Saints I’m chatting with Latter-day Saint philosopher Dr. Joseph Spencer about a book by Lebanese…

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