289-293: Terryl Givens — An Approach to Thoughtful, Honest and Faithful Mormonism

Terryl Givens did graduate work at Cornell University in Intellectual History and UNC Chapel Hill where he received his PhD in Comparative Literature. He holds the James A. Bostwick chair of English, and is Professor of Literature and Religion at the University of Richmond, where he teaches courses in 19th century studies, and the Bible’s influence on western literature. As a commentator on Mormon religion and culture, he has appeared on PBS, NPR, and CNN. Author of ten books, his writing has been praised by the New York Times as “provocative reading,” and includes, most recently, When Souls had Wings, a history of the idea of premortal life in western thought, and a two volume history of Mormon theology underway for Oxford University Press.

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278 comments for “289-293: Terryl Givens — An Approach to Thoughtful, Honest and Faithful Mormonism

  1. PapaTony
    January 22, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    I just want to echo the sentiments expressed by Ioway from last week… the second episode in this series was inspiring and encouraging to me as well. As another formerly devout LDS member who’s 35+ yr testimony has recently imploded, this podcast was healing and helpful. Thanks John and Terryl !

  2. Mike Berkey
    February 28, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Thank you so much for these fantastic interviews! I didn’t agree with everything Terryl Givens said, but he really does give a genuinely thoughtful, honest, and faithful approach to Mormonism. This should be required listening for every would-be Mormon intellectual. 

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