Scholars & Saints: The University of Virginia Mormon Studies Podcast

Mormons, Secularism, & Biopolitics w/ Peter Coviello & Kathleen Flake

January 04, 2021 Stephen Betts Season 2 Episode 204
Scholars & Saints: The University of Virginia Mormon Studies Podcast
Mormons, Secularism, & Biopolitics w/ Peter Coviello & Kathleen Flake
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Scholars & Saints: The University of Virginia Mormon Studies Podcast
Mormons, Secularism, & Biopolitics w/ Peter Coviello & Kathleen Flake
Jan 04, 2021 Season 2 Episode 204
Stephen Betts

On this episode of Scholars & Saints, we're chatting about Mormons and secularism. In his recent book Make Yourselves Gods: Mormons and the Unfinished Business of American Secularism, Peter Coviello argues that early Mormonism resisted the biopolitical disciplines of the secular nation-state, largely because of Joseph Smith's doctrine of human divinization, or what Coviello calls "the radiant body." 

Show Notes

On this episode of Scholars & Saints, we're chatting about Mormons and secularism. In his recent book Make Yourselves Gods: Mormons and the Unfinished Business of American Secularism, Peter Coviello argues that early Mormonism resisted the biopolitical disciplines of the secular nation-state, largely because of Joseph Smith's doctrine of human divinization, or what Coviello calls "the radiant body."