Beliefs Mark Silk: Spiritual Politics Opinion

Jan Shipps bio

Jan Shipps is professor emeritus of religious studies and history at
Indiana University-Purdue University, and one of the foremost scholars of
Mormonism. She is the author of Mormonism: The Story of a New Religious
and a senior editor of The Journals of William McLellin,
, the earliest extended account of the Mormon experience. Shipps
was the first non-Mormon (and first woman) elected president of the Mormon
History Association. Her articles about the Latter-day Saints have been
published in a variety of academic and popular journals, and her book
Sojourner in the Promised Land: Forty Years Among the Mormons
combines her
personal experiences among the Mormons with a lifetime of study and observation.
She is now at work on a book about Mormonism Since World War II.

About the author

Mark Silk

Mark Silk is Professor of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College and director of the college's Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life. He is a Contributing Editor of the Religion News Service

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