Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780195167115
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199785599 | DOI:

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Ultimately, the challenge of Mormon culture is to assert individualism without elitism, and to embrace universalism without compromise. Mormonism must ultimately represent the best of what is human. The question is: how can a Mormon aesthetic capture be both particular and universal, capturing the essence of Mormonism while reaching for transcendence?

Keywords: individualism; elitism; universalism; compromise; Mormon aesthetic; transcendence

Chapter.  2008 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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