Mormons

Quotation: Mormon historiography may not be a ‘dark and bloody ground’ for most American historians but it is virtually terra incognita for many of them…. Non-Mormons who have been willing to approach to field objectively have rarely had access to sources. At the same time, a past generation of Mormon… Read more“Mormons”

Mormons

Quote: “Polygamous Saints fled into exile, suffered imprisonment, and accepted fugitive status rather than give up a sacred principle.” Comment: This seems to me very hypocritical for a young country with one of its founding guidelines being freedom of religion. You can come here to seek freedom from persecution, but… Read more“Mormons”

Mormons

Quotation: “Thus, although Mormonism seemed in many ways quintessentially American, it stood ‘in radical opposition to the prevailing American religious and social pluralism.’ It rejected the American ideal of the separation of church and state.” Comment: I found this quote interesting because although the separation of church and state is… Read more“Mormons”