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Shifting Borders and a Tattered Passport: Intellectual Journeys of a Mormon Academic By Armand L. Mauss Shifting Borders and a Tattered Passport Intellectual Journeys of a Mormon Academic The life of a Mormon intellectual in the secular academic community is likely to include some contradictions between belief scholarship and the changing times In his memoir Armand L Mauss recounts
  • Title: Shifting Borders and a Tattered Passport: Intellectual Journeys of a Mormon Academic
  • Author: Armand L. Mauss
  • ISBN: 9781607812043
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Shifting Borders and a Tattered Passport: Intellectual Journeys of a Mormon Academic By Armand L. Mauss
    Shifting Borders and a Tattered Passport: Intellectual Journeys of a Mormon Academic By Armand L. Mauss The life of a Mormon intellectual in the secular academic community is likely to include some contradictions between belief, scholarship, and the changing times In his memoir, Armand L Mauss recounts his personal and intellectual struggles inside and outside the LDS world from his childhood to his days as a graduate student at UC Berkeley in the 1960s through his many yeThe life of a Mormon intellectual in the secular academic community is likely to include some contradictions between belief, scholarship, and the changing times In his memoir, Armand L Mauss recounts his personal and intellectual struggles inside and outside the LDS world from his childhood to his days as a graduate student at UC Berkeley in the 1960s through his many years as a professor.As an important and influential observer and author in the Mormon intellectual world, Mauss has witnessed how, in attempting to suppress independent and unsponsored scholarship during the final decades of the twentieth century, LDS leaders deliberately marginalized important intellectual support and resources that could have helped, in the twenty first century, to refurbish the public image of the church As a sociologist, he notes how the LDS Church, as a large, complex organization, strives to adjust its policies and practices in order to maintain an optimal balance between unique, appealing claims on the one hand and public acceptance on the other He also discusses national and academic controversies over the New Religious Movements of the 1960s and 1970s Writing in clear language, Mauss shows how he has navigated the boundaries where his faith and academic life intersect, and reveals why a continuing commitment to the LDS Church must be a product of choice than of natural or supernatural proof.
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    • Armand Mauss was one of the pioneers in academic Mormon studies A sociologist, from Washington State University, he was a founding member of the Mormon History Association and had extensive work on the board of Dialogue and in establishing the Mormon Studies Program at Claremont University This is his memoir.Richard Bushman writes in the prologue, The hardest thing for ordinary Mormons to appreciate is the battle intellectuals fight to make sense of the world Their effectiveness grows out of the [...]


    • I enjoyed the accounts of Mauss s work for the LDS Church, especially his contribution of sociological insight into causes of disaffection I also found the inside view of the workings of the Dialogue journal and foundation to be revealing of the insular world of Mormon academia I was somewhat dismayed at the overly professional tone of the book, though, which I mistakenly anticipated to be like other academic memoirs I have read As an example, only one of Mauss s children is named, and then onl [...]


    • Armand Mauss is among the group of early LDS scholars think Eugene England that came of age intellectually post war and religiously pre retrenchment The first half of the book gave of a personal and educational background, which, if you re interested in the development of one of the great minds of Mormon scholarship, is engaging His disputed theoretical framework of understanding the history of the church and it s development from sect to church as one of oscillating swings between assimilation [...]


    • Armand Mauss, a giant in the Mormon intellectual world, gives an almost maddeningly fair and impartial account of his experience as a Mormon academic He rarely if ever lets his feelings take too much of the spotlight, remaining a dispassionate and objective commentator on the shifting borders that come with being an honest scholar and critic of Mormonism and the LDS Church, while yet continuing to hold to sincere belief in and loyalty to the same I really liked it.


    • Excellent thoughts from one of the greats I relish both his candor and his balanced and emotionally mature take on what remains a contested field of experience Unfortunately, the book is rather confusingly organized by topic than by time , making it difficult to keep events straight between chapters.


    • I m a big Mauss fan he hits the balance better than any other LDS academic I ve read, giving objective, constructive criticism when it s warranted without becoming a shrill martyrdom seeker That being said, this book had a tendency to get bogged down in details that I glossed over.


    • Autobiography of Social Scientist who influenced the LDS church An inside look at the uneasy alliance between scientists, intellectuals and the church Brother Mauss concludes that faith is ultimately a matter of choice I agree.



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