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Professor Spencer Fluhman from Brigham Young University will be presenting "Mormonism in the 19th-Century American Mind" this month as a part of the Zion Canyon Field Institute's Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series at the Canyon Community Center in Springdale, Utah on May 16 at 7:30p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Mormonism proved to be a source of consistent controversy in the 19th century. Professor Fluhman will trace the controversies surrounding the faith and link Mormonism's public image with debates about the place of religion in America. J. Spencer Fluhman is assistant professor of history at Brigham Young University, where he teaches American religious history. His book, "'A Peculiar People': Anti-Mormonism and the Making of Religion in Nineteenth-Century America," was published in 2012.
The Zion Canyon Field Institute's Fern and J. L. Crawford Lecture Series is a collaborative presentation between ZCFI and the Division of Resource Management in Zion National Park. This year, the lectures aim to broaden our understanding of our shared heritage within southern Utah, and to encourage and foster a continued culture of preservation. Lectures are hosted monthly and are free and open to the public. The next lecture, "Early Travel and Tourism," will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 7:30 pm. For more information on the lecture series, visithttp://www.zionpark.org/zcfi_ lecture_series_2012_2013.