Dialogue Podcasts

Dialogue Lectures #8 w/ Armand Mauss

Armand L. Mauss, emeritus professor or sociology and religious studies at Washington State University and author of several books and a great many articles on a variety of Mormon issues, including his seminal The Angel and the Beehive: The Mormon Struggle with Assimilation (1994) took questions from a panel of Miller-Eccles readers posing questions to Armand relating to his recently-publishedRead More »

Dialogue Lectures #7 w/ Eric Eliason

Elder J. Golden Kimball is one of the best-loved historical figures in the Mormon West, known not just to Latter-day Saints, but also to folklore scholars around the country. In the BYU and USU Folklore Archives, which house stories collected from regular Mormons through the years, Kimball eclipses even Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, and Porter Rockwell as the most storifiedRead More »

Dialogue Lectures #6 w/ Fiona and Terryl Givens

The writing, production, and responses associated with The God Who Weeps reveal something of the multiplicity of “Mormonisms.” In this podcast, Terryl and Fiona discuss some of the ways in which we construct our faith identity, and how we might rethink the interconnections of Mormonism as an institution, a community, a belief structure, and a devotional template. Terryl Givens didRead More »

Dialogue Lectures #5 w/ Sarah Barringer Gordon

Sarah Barringer Gordon is professor of Constitutional Law and History at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a widely recognized scholar and commentator on religion in American public life. Although she is not LDS, much of her research has focused on Mormon issues. Her first book, The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America, won both theRead More »

Dialogue Lectures #4 Mormonsandgays.org roundtable

On Thursday, December 6, the LDS Church released a new website: www.mormonsandgays.org, which has been met with both praise and criticism from both Mormons and the media. Coincidentally, this site was unveiled soon after the third Dialogue podcast featuring Dr. Bob Rees and Dr. Caitlin Ryan, who discussed ideas now also portrayed on the mormonsandgays.org. So as a follow-up, joinRead More »

Dialogue Lectures #3 w/ Robert Rees and Dr. Caitlin Ryan

In this third Dialogue podcast, Morris Thurston, Dialogue’s board president-elect, interviews Dr. Robert Rees, former Dialogue Editor, and Dr. Caitlin Ryan. Professor Rees teaches Mormon Studies at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Dr. Ryan, a pioneer in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (“LGBT”) health studies and clinical work, is Director of the Family Acceptance Project at SF State University, aRead More »

Dialogue Lectures #2 w/ John G. Turner

In this second Dialogue podcast, Morris Thurston, Dialogue’s board president-elect, interviews Dr. John G. Turner, assistant professor of Religious Studies at George Mason University. Turner just released the much–discussed Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet by Harvard University Press. This is the first new biography to be published in many years about one of the most fascinating characters in all of MormonRead More »

Dialogue Lectures #1 w/ David E. Campbell

In this inaugural Dialogue podcast, Morris Thurston, Dialogue’s board president-elect, interviews Dr. David E. Campbell, associate professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and founding director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy. Dr. Campbell is the co-author (with Robert Putnam) of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us. Dr. Campbell discusses newRead More »