Now is 'golden age' of Mormon historical scholarship

Although the title of the June 18 symposium read “Mormonism in Cultural Context: A Symposium in Honor of Richard Lyman Bushman on the Occasion of His Eightieth Birthday,” the honoree was able to deftly sidestep the spotlight and instead focus on the broader pursuit of Mormon scholarship.

“I believe we are in a golden age of Mormon history,” Richard Bushman said, rattling off the sponsors for the symposium: Church History Department, Mormon Historic Sites Foundation, Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, Religious Studies Center, Springville Art Museum and Mormon Scholars Foundation.

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