Mormon Stories - LDS
In this three-part episode, long-time listener Glenn brings on his divorced parents and fellow siblings to discuss the family divorce from an LDS perspective.
Direct download: MormonStories-156-DivorcePt3.mp3
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In this three-part episode, long-time listener Glenn brings on his divorced parents and fellow siblings to discuss the family divorce from an LDS perspective.
Direct download: MormonStories-155-DivorcePt2.mp3
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In this three-part episode, long-time listener Glenn brings on his divorced parents and fellow siblings to discuss the family divorce from an LDS perspective.
Direct download: MormonStories-154-DivorcePt1.mp3
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Janet Bennion is an associate professor of anthropology, specializing in alternative sexuality in nontraditional religious movements in the Intermountain West, specifically among Mormon fundamentalist polygynists. She has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from University of Utah and a Masters in Social Organization from Portland State University. Her doctoral expertise lies in cross-cultural perspectives of sexuality, gender and society, and women of the fundamentalist world. Her scientific publications include two major ethnographic works and two comparative analyses of Mormon polygynous women, as well as many peer-review journal articles. Women of Principle: Female Networking in Contemporary Mormon Polygyny (Oxford University Press 1998) offers an in-depth study of gender roles and sexual norms in the Apostolic United Brethren sect in the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana, cataloging women's conversion stories. This ethnography shows that while abuses do exist, some women achieve ironic ascendance and satisfaction in fundamentalism. Desert Patriarchy (University of Arizona Press 2004) presents her theory explaining the role of the desert environment (Chihuahua, Mexico) in the development and maintenance of a patriarchal gender ideology. Her model identifies several factors -- male supremacy, female network, non-secular education, imbalanced sex ratios, alternative sexuality, and circumscription -- which work to facilitate the longevity of desert patriarchal communities.
Direct download: MormonStories-153-JanetBennion.mp3
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In part 4 of a 4 part series with LDS Anthropologist Daymon Smith, we discuss some final reflections from his new book, The Book of Mammon, including the new City Creek Mall project, and the potential spiritual implications of the corporate LDS church for the 21st century and beyond.
Direct download: MormonStories-152-DaymonSmithPt4.mp3
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In part 3 of a 4 part series with LDS Anthropologist Daymon Smith, we discuss Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints -- and the implications for the church of running a massive, multi-billion dollar corporation.
Direct download: MormonStories-151-DaymonSmithPt3.mp3
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In part 2 of a 4 part series with LDS Anthropologist Daymon Smith, we discuss the formation of the correlation department within the LDS church, and its effects on the church today.
Direct download: MormonStories-150-DaymonSmithPt2.mp3
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In part 1 of a 4 part series with LDS Anthropologist Daymon Smith, we discuss the U.S. government's prosecution of the LDS church for polygamy in the late 1800s, post-manifesto polygamy and the rise of Mormon Fundamentalism.
Direct download: MormonStories-149-DaymonSmithPt1.mp3
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In this episode I briefly discuss five important announcements for the future of Mormon Stories Podcast.
Direct download: MormonStories-148-FiveImportantAnnouncements.mp3
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In this episode Chris Jones interviews Kate Kelly -- LDS law student and founder of the Mormon May Day movement . As stated on the Mormon May Day web site:" We would like Mormon May Day to combine the two meanings by signifying the distress of many moderate, liberal or radical Mormons feel at being inundated with overtly far-right political messages at church and celebrating and gathering in fasting and prayer to exercise our collective spiritual strength to eradicate poverty and advance the cause of social justice worldwide."
Direct download: MormonStories-147-MormonMayDay.mp3
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