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Terryl L. Givens
Terryl L. Givens is Professor of Religion and Literature at the University of Richmond. He is the author of "The Viper on the Hearth: Mormons, Myths, and the Construction of Heresy," which won the Chipman Award from the Mormon History Association.

Blog Entries by Terryl L. Givens

Eden and the Ambiguities of Exile: The Mormon Case

(224) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 11:39 AM

A mislabeled painting is one of the most telling artifacts in Mormonism's long and sometimes fractious history with the American people. In 1876, a work by Mormon immigrant from Scandinavia Danquart Anthon Weggeland was accepted for the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. It came to be known as Campsite Along the...

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