Scholars & Saints: The University of Virginia Mormon Studies Podcast

Place & Memory Along the Mormon Trail w/ Sara Patterson

November 04, 2020 Stephen Betts Season 1 Episode 4
Scholars & Saints: The University of Virginia Mormon Studies Podcast
Place & Memory Along the Mormon Trail w/ Sara Patterson
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Scholars & Saints: The University of Virginia Mormon Studies Podcast
Place & Memory Along the Mormon Trail w/ Sara Patterson
Nov 04, 2020 Season 1 Episode 4
Stephen Betts

The body has always played a central role in Latter-day Saint religious experience: touching, seeing, building, walking, sweating, and even bleeding sculpt the ways Latter-day Saints think about God, the world, and themselves. From the Gold Plates, to the Mormon Trail, to the Salt Lake Temple, Latter-day Saints mark and interpret space in ways that have profound implications for history and memory. Today I speak with Professor Sara Patterson about her recent book, Pioneers in the Attic: Place and Memory Along the Mormon Trail, published by Oxford University Press. 

Show Notes

The body has always played a central role in Latter-day Saint religious experience: touching, seeing, building, walking, sweating, and even bleeding sculpt the ways Latter-day Saints think about God, the world, and themselves. From the Gold Plates, to the Mormon Trail, to the Salt Lake Temple, Latter-day Saints mark and interpret space in ways that have profound implications for history and memory. Today I speak with Professor Sara Patterson about her recent book, Pioneers in the Attic: Place and Memory Along the Mormon Trail, published by Oxford University Press.