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People of ParadoxA History of Mormon Culture$
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Terryl C. Givens

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195167115

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.001.0001

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 Conclusion

 Conclusion

“Through the Particular to the Universal”

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(p.339) Conclusion
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People of Paradox
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Terryl C. Givens (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0020

Ultimately, the challenge of Mormon culture is to assert individualism without elitism, and to embrace universalism without compromise. Mormonism must ultimately represent the best of what is human. The question is: how can a Mormon aesthetic capture be both particular and universal, capturing the essence of Mormonism while reaching for transcendence?

Keywords:   individualism, elitism, universalism, compromise, Mormon aesthetic, transcendence

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