January 2012

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Call for Proposals

Proposals for individuals papers or full sessions are solicited on the following topics:

  • For a cosponsship with the Religion and Politics Section, Mormonism in American politics (i.e., the nature and significance of the construction of Mormonism in the political arena, particularly during the current presidential campaign)
  • Mormonism in Latin America
  • Comparative sacred texts
  • Anti-Mormonism and other narratives of religious prejudice
  • The diversity of Mormonisms
  • Representations and performances of Mormonisms in popular culture
  • Peace, violence, and Mormonism


This Group will examine the range of topics, disciplines, and methodologies that can be brought into dialogue with Mormonism as studied in an academic environment. It is interested in exploring strategies for teaching about Mormonism both as the main focus of a class or as a unit within a survey course. It seeks to identify the best resources available for teaching and understanding the tradition and provide encouragement for scholars to fill gaps in what is currently available. The Group encourages significant comparative studies and interdisciplinary cross-fertilization and hopes to explore intersections between Mormonism and ethics, theology, philosophy, ecclesiology, missiology, spirituality, arts and literature, sociology, scripture, and liberation studies.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are visible to Chairs and steering committee members at all times.


James M. McLachlan
Western Carolina University
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Grant Underwood
Brigham Young University
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Method of Submission


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