“Fomenting the Pot”

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780195167115
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199785599 | DOI:
  “Fomenting the Pot”

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The 1930s and 40s saw an intellectual high point in Mormon history with B. H. Roberts, James E. Talmage, and John Widtsoe. Brigham Young University flourished, but intellectual freedom and academic freedom have conflicted with evolution, “faithful history”, and building the kingdom, resulting in dissent and excommunications. Today, a thriving print culture perpetuates both sides of the tradition.

Keywords: B. H. Roberts; James E. Talmage; John Widtsoe; Brigham Young University; intellectual freedom; academic freedom; faithful history; dissent; excommunications

Chapter.  20066 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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