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392-395: Ralph Hancock – Critic of Mormon Liberalism

rchDr. Ralph C. Hancock is a professor of political science at Brigham Young University.  He holds a B.A. and an M.A. from BYU and a Ph.D. from Harvard University, and teaches classes on American and French political history as well as the history of political thought.  He is currently serving as president of the John Adams Center for the Study of Faith, Philosophy and Public Affairs at BYU, and within Mormonism is perhaps best known as a critic of Mormon liberalism and feminism.  You can read Dr. Hancock’s writings here, and responses to some of his writings here, here, here and here.  In today’s four-part interview, we discuss:

  • Part 1: Early years and the formation of his philosophical positions
  • Part 2: His critique of Mormon liberalism
  • Part 3: His critique of Mormon feminism
  • Part 4: On Mormon apologetics, LGBT issues and his final testimony