2008 Student Research Conference:
21st Annual Student Research Conference

The Individual and the Family: The Value of Mormon Community as Expressed in Song
Patrick R. Silvey
Prof. Shirley McKamie, Faculty Mentor

The tenet of family significance within the Mormon faith is a pervasive topic among researchers of the Church. While it has been agreed that the Mormon individual serves as a valued contributor to the more important Mormon family, this qualifying statement has more power if quantified. Understanding the precise meaning of a "necessity" for a religion is a debatable science, and one that seems to have infinite potential in and outside of the Mormon Church. Surprisingly enough, approaching a Mormon hymn in a unique way, involving an applicable methodology from the contemporary literary community does exactly this.

Keywords: Mormonism, Literary Theory

Topic(s):Interdisciplinary

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 19-1
Location: OP 2115
Time: 9:45

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