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By Thomas W. Simpson

within the remaining a long time of the 19th century, college-age Latter-day Saints begun project a extraordinary highbrow pilgrimage to the nation's elite universities, together with Harvard, Columbia, Michigan, Chicago, and Stanford. Thomas W. Simpson chronicles the academic migration of thousands of LDS scholars from the 1860s through the past due Nineteen Thirties, while church authority J. Reuben Clark Jr., himself a made from the Columbia college legislations institution, gave a reactionary speech approximately younger Mormons' look for highbrow cultivation. Clark's management helped to set conservative parameters that during huge half got here to symbolize Mormon highbrow life.

At the outset, Mormon men and women have been purposefully dispatched to such universities to "gather the world's wisdom to Zion." Simpson, drawing on unpublished diaries, between different fabrics, indicates how LDS scholars ordinarily defined American universities as egalitarian areas that fostered a individually transformative experience of freedom to discover provisional reconciliations of Mormon and American identities and non secular and clinical views. On campus, Simpson argues, Mormon separatism died and a brand new, smooth Mormonism used to be born: a Mormonism at domestic within the usa yet at odds with itself. Fierce battles between Mormon students and church leaders ensued over medical idea, progressivism, and the historicity of Mormonism's sacred earlier. The scars and controversy, Simpson concludes, linger.

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