Calvin Burke

CALVIN BURKE is currently a research assistant for the Mormon Studies Initiative at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. Deeply involved in advocacy at the intersection of queer rights and Mormonism, Burke’s advocacy efforts have been featured in many outlets, including the Salt Lake Tribune, the Daily Beast, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Washington Post. In 2022, the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC, selected Burke as one of their “Faith Leaders to Watch.”

The Enduring Vertigo of the Elect Lady Libbie Grant, The Prophet’s Wife

Articles/Essays – Volume 55, No. 4

Of the legacy of Joseph Smith, historian Bernard DeVoto wrote in 1936, “The vision perishes; it is the vertigo that endures.” Reading the novel The Prophet’s Wife by Libbie Grant is to feel that same…

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