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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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 “The Glory of God Is Intelligence”

 “The Glory of God Is Intelligence”

Mormons and the Life of the Mind

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(p.65) 5 “The Glory of God Is Intelligence”
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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/9780195167115.003.0007

Education is fundamental in Mormonism. Joseph Smith studied Hebrew, and established a School of the Prophets and the University of Nauvoo. Print culture was central to the Mormon church, and early leaders like Orson Pratt and Parley Pratt laid the foundations for an intellectual tradition. Early Mormon intellectual culture was capacious enough to accommodate Darwin and evolution, though that would change.

Keywords:   Mormon education, Joseph Smith, School of the Prophets, University of Nauvoo, print culture, Orson Pratt, Parley Pratt, Darwin and evolution

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