DPN Featured Episode: The September Six and the Struggle for the Soul of Mormonism with Sara Patterson

November 6, 2023

🎙️ New Episode Alert: The Signature Books Podcast on Dialogue Journal Podcast! 📚

Hey there, bookworms and podcast enthusiasts! We’ve got something special for you on this month’s episode of the Dialogue Journal Podcast. 📖🎧

In the spirit of promoting diverse voices and thought-provoking discussions, we’re excited to feature a captivating episode from the Signature Books Podcast, a part of the Dialogue Podcast Network. 🌟

📚 Featured Episode: The September Six and the Struggle for the Soul of Mormonism by Sara M. Patterson

Sara M. Patterson takes us on a thought-provoking journey back to the remarkable events of September 1993. In a single month, six members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints found themselves excommunicated or disciplined. These individuals, lovingly known as the “September Six,” were more than just a catchy phrase; they were at the center of a broader, decades-long cultural and theological debate.

Patterson’s new book, “The September Six and the Struggle for the Soul of Mormonism,” dives deep into the complex tapestry of that era. She challenges us to look beyond the surface and see how these events were intertwined with a profound struggle over the nature of the church and its restoration narrative.

During those transformative decades, the institutional church upheld a purity system, promoting doctrinal, familial, and bodily purity as the norm. However, dissenters within the institution pushed for a different vision of the Restoration, one that celebrated personal conscience, truth-seeking, and social egalitarianism at its core.

Both sides were deeply influenced by the cultural context of their time. What happened in September 1993 still resonates within the church today, leaving a lasting impact on the institution, its believers, and the broader culture.

🔊 Tune in to this remarkable episode, and let’s explore the intricacies of this pivotal moment in Mormon history together. It’s a must-listen for anyone interested in the evolving landscape of faith and identity.