2016 Lecture: Professor Alan Taylor

Dr. Alan Taylor, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor of History, gave the UVA Mormon Studies Program’s second Annual Joseph Smith Lecture on Religious Liberty. He spoke on the tyranny of religious majorities in Early America.

“Early Mormonism emerged both from and against a religious culture generated, or I would say, more accurately, accelerated by the Revolution: a religious culture that promoted individualism, but demanded a broad conformity to core norms.”

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