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Mormon Studies Conference: “‘Mormon’: The Politics of Naming New Religious Movements”

Join us virtually for a Mormon Studies conference with Spencer Greenhalgh, Kristine Haglund, David Howlett, Melissa Inouye, Joseph Laycock, and Jana Riess.

In 2018, Russell M. Nelson, the new president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, encouraged the church he leads to abandon the word “Mormon” as a shorthand adjective for describing everything from the Church itself to its members to its famous Tabernacle Choir. Our presenters will consider the reasons that drive small religious groups in the United States as they choose the names they are known by, how successful they might be in doing so, and how cultural considerations shape those choices.

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To learn more about Mormon Studies and the Center for Global Mormon Studies at CGU, please visit mormonstudies.cgu.edu.